Dear Mom Who Thinks She’s Failing

Dear mom who thinks she’s failing,

You’re not alone.

I feel the same way.

So does every single other mom out there.

We feel like we are failing because the children spilled their drinks and we yelled at them.

We feel like we are failing because the fresh white painted wall has extra black designs on it.

We feel we are failing because our house doesn’t look like a picture off Pinterest.

We feel like we are failing because we didn’t get the kids in bed by 8.

Or we didn’t give them a nutritious dinner tonight because we’ve had enough.

Or maybe it’s the fact that we haven’t seen the bottom of the laundry basket in longer than we care to remember.

And we are doing our best to stay ahead of the dust on the top bookshelves, when in reality they haven’t been dusted in going on 6 weeks.

Dear mom, you’re not failing. You’re human, not superwoman.

You can talk on the phone, breastfeed the baby, spoon feed the toddler and write a grocery list at the same time.

(Trust me, before the days of being a mom, you couldn’t have done it.)

You’re doing great.

Sweetheart, you’re not failing. This isn’t a college course we get graded on.

And honestly, if you feel that you’re failing, it’s most likely because you’re doing it right.

Live. Love. Succeed.

~Rebecca

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