As moms, we all have bad days. They are just unavoidable.
In fact, for me, sometimes I just wake up on the wrong side of the bed.
There have been days that I woke up after a long night of tossing and turning, only to wake up to the sounds of my kids fighting over who is using what bowl for their cereal that morning.
This is not at all conducive to a good mood.
Especially if I have yet to have my cup of coffee.
It is not like I am trying to be a perfect parent. At very least I shoot for just doing my best.
While most of the time I am successful at trying my hardest to be a great mom, sometimes I totally miss the mark.
I have had so many days that I end up going to bed feeling as though I am the absolute worst parent in the entire world. There have been nights that I lay in bed and feel guilty, beating myself up over all my shortcomings.
I’ve learned there are good days too.
Lots of good days, but when the bad days come, they have the ability to throw me for a loop.
Motherhood is comparable to a rollercoaster of sorts, it has its ups and downs, its twists and turns and its giant loops where everything seems upside down.
This is just the way it is and whether or not we feel as though we are bad moms because we yelled, or cried or felt frustrated the truth is, we aren’t.
We aren’t bad moms. We are good mothers because we care.
HOW TO BE A GOOD MOM ON A BAD MOM DAY
You just simply do it.
You just simply forge ahead, like you always do.
Like I always do.
I had to let go of the times that I would lay in bed beating myself up for my shortcomings.
I had to silence the train of thoughts that would come barreling through my head after a long day, trying to convince me that I was the worst mother on the planet.
I had to take a deep breath and tell myself that the next day would be better and you know what, it was.
Because I stopped the negative emotions and thoughts that carried over from the previous day. Stopped them right in their tracks.
I am not longer going to beat myself up for making mistakes or losing my patience. I will simply forge ahead.
I apologize for my mistakes, pick up the pieces and move on to a more positive headspace.
I will love my kids, take a deep breath and move on to try again.
Because that’s all we as moms, can do.
I know in my heart I am a good mom. I also know that I am going to make mistakes. A bad day does not in any way make me a bad mother, and it doesn’t make you one either.
So Mom, if you feel as though you are struggling to get through a bad day, remember that. Remember that you are a good mom too and that even the best of moms have their negative moments.
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