"I'm an awful mother."
"I feel like a bad mom."
These are things I've caught myself saying and feeling a lot lately.
I'm a bad mom because...
I feed my toddler far too much junk food
I let the tv be on all day, far too many days
I don't play enough with my kids
I don't do crafts or fun things from pinterest
We don't go outside enough
I get frustrated easily and am impatient with my children
I've screamed and spanked...
The list goes on and on
I know I'm not the only mom who has said she's a bad mom, feels the same way I do.
I'm not the only mom with those things on her list of mommy failings.
I find it sad though that instead of building myself up, I am tearing myself down.
Calling myself a bad mom isn't going to help me.
Honestly, I feel like it makes me worse as a mom when I do that.
Instead of saying, "I'm a bad mom," I will say, "I can do better."
So, if you're feeling like a bad mom, realize more than likely you aren't and do something about it!
Realize you can change, you can do better! That's what I'm promising myself!