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We moms are really good at finding things to feel guilty about.
Any little thing that we can possibly find fault with we do, at least when it comes to ourselves.
Sometimes you are just too tired or too overwhelmed or too… (fill in the blank for your life) and you need a break. And that is when we let our guard down. When we relax our standards, and often it happens over the weekend, we end up feeling guilty and sometimes paying dearly for those lapses in judgement. The weekend was once a time for relaxing, sleeping in and recharging to face the week ahead. That was all before kids.
Now weekends are jam packed with activities and I am often more tired come Sunday night than I was Friday night and that is when it happens. During all the running around and misplaced or completely missed naps I relax my standards.
Instead of following through I simply brush it aside and say get in the car, because we are usually running late. They often end up with more screen time than I intended because I am trying to get a few things done. The sweets and junk food that I closely monitor all week suddenly disappear at an alarming rate and the huge mess they just made… yep it stays there until I pick it up.
“I’ll deal with it later!” – Famous last words of an exhausted mom.
But here’s the thing, it’s not major or life changing to relax the rules and we moms need to forgive ourselves. So let’s unite with others moms and join Similac and support one another come Monday when we look back at the weekend and cringe. No more judging only supporting and lifting up! Join me and encourage other mothers and #UniteMonday
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