Ladies, being a mom can be a thankless and exhausting job. I don't know about you, but I sure as shit don't have the patience or the unlimited energy to live up to the American fantasy of a "good mom". A good mom makes healthy and nutritious meals for her family and serves them with a smile. A good mom keeps the house clean, does crafts, bakes cookies and still finds the time to drive her husband wild in the bedroom. Good lord, no one can honestly do all of that, day in and day out, at least not without some serious help. On bad days in my house, I keep the kids alive and don't run down the street screaming, and I consider that a major win.
We all have days when we feel like we've got this parenting thing nailed, but there are always the flip-side days, the days when we JUST. CAN'T. EVEN. On those days, be kind to yourself. Ignore that voice in your head, you know the one, the one that says you're a bad mom and that you're doing it all wrong. Tell that hussy to shut up! Instead, try one of the strategies below. Pretty soon, the storm will pass and you'll have discovered new motivation to be, not the best mom, but the best version of yourself that you can be.