I just wanted to take a second and thank everyone for all the kind comments and I received from my post Am I a Bad Mother? I wrote the post to generate discussion on getting some “me time” and boy did it do just that. My phone was going off the hook that day. I received countless comments on the blog, Facebook and several text messages from close friends and readers. Some of you even made me cry with the kind words that were said.
I have never once doubted my ability to be a mother, no one should. Parenting is one of those things that I don’t believe will ever be mastered. No matter how many books you read or how much advise you receive, something will always come up and stump you. I believe the only way to tackle the task is to take it one day at a time and do whats best for you and your child. These little monkeys throw more curveballs than some of the best pitchers in MLB. What I do believe is that we need to pause and take a minute or two for ourselves. The better our mindset the better we will be for our children. I know it’s not always easy as we don’t always have the convenience of having family near to help us. Sometimes it’s just about getting our partner to take over for an hour or two. Just remember that you are a team, split your parenting responsibilities between the two of you and tag each other in and out. And don’t be afraid to say something to your partner, they might not realize you need more help from them or need a break.