I was at my older 2 kids’ eye dr appt earlier when I glanced at a magazine cover. One of the headlines was about work life balance and the struggle to juggle. I already know what a struggle it is as I juggled 3 of my 4 kids at the moment, but I was like “let me read what this has to say”. I read the editor’s note and was like “yeah yeah yeah” until I read “I stop and tell myself I’m doing the best I can”. That line hit me and made me stop and think because I realized I really don’t give myself enough credit.

I took a pic because I wanted to post it online, then went to pick up #3 so I could go to #2’s dr appt. I’m sure you can imagine trying to keep 4 kids entertained in a dr’s office isn’t easy. They couldn’t sit still and tried to get into everything, even with me pre-warning them to bring something to keep them busy. The ped came in and we managed to get through the visit amidst the kids interrupting us during almost every sentence. As we walked out, she mentioned that they’re so well behaved and I’m like “wow really?”. She sees a lot of kids and says she’s seen worse. That was like a real life example of how I’m too hard on myself and how I’m actually doing pretty good even if I don’t see it.

I guess my point is that us moms need to give ourselves so much more credit than we do {because I’m sure you’re not giving yourself enough credit either}. I’ve said before that being a mom is probably the most thankless job ever {maybe that’ll change when the kids are older}. It’s hard not having anyone telling you they appreciate the work you do and it might be because we make it look so easy. So no matter how much of a bad mom you think you are, I say stop and tell yourself you’re doing the best you can and most importantly – BELIEVE IT ❤