My husband has been on a lot of business trips lately leaving me to care for our two young children all by myself.
My husband is home! If you read my last post about Mother’s Day, then you know my husband has been gone for 3 weeks. He was away on business and finally returned this past weekend. The kids couldn’t be more excited, but we only have him for the next week because he needs to leave again for another 3 weeks this weekend so we are going to enjoy him while we can.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what makes a good mother. I think as mothers, we all judge ourselves based on how we react during given circumstances, and oftentimes we are our own worst critics. I know I judge myself pretty harshly when I feel like I react less then perfect with my kids, and lately that seems to be happening a lot lately.
There are so many things that we overthink when it comes to pregnancy, childbirth and then parenting that I think we as mothers drive ourselves nuts! The thing I wonder is where is all this pressure coming from? Is it an inert pressure, or are there outside forces?