Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Reality Check

Recently I have been suffering from extreme mommy guilt. I look around my house and I think "My bedroom is a disaster zone, my carpet needs cleaned, I need to run errands, Lulu doesn't spend enough time outside, I don't look in Eliza's eyes and talk to her enough, ..." The list goes on and on. I have the never ending to-do list. At the end of the day I look at everything I failed to accomplish and I feel like I let my family down.

On the Faith & Family website they have a blog that you can link into every Thursday where you list three small success for that week. I decided that was a great idea! To get me out of my funk I would list spend a day listing my "successes" for that day instead of my failures. To my surprise I realized I accomplish a lot during a day!

I get up cook breakfast for Lulu, make Tom coffee, change two diapers, get dressed, take the girls outside for about 30 minutes to an hour, come inside pick up, cook lunch, put Lulu down for a nap, try to get Eliza to rest so I can rest too, clean the kitchen, scrub  the toilet, cook dinner, go grocery shopping, take Lulu out for ice cream to reward her for going to bed so well the night before, come home and bathe both girls, put Lulu to bed, do the last of the dishes, take a shower, spend time with Tom, then finally go to bed myself. That is what I call a successful mama. Yes, my floor still needs to be vacuumed, my bedroom is still a disaster zone, and I still have a list of errands to run but overall I can feel proud of myself.


  1. That is amazing! You are definitely an amazing mommy! Good job :).

  2. There are surely successes every day if we look for them. I'm glad to see someone else is using the rewards for going to bed nicely.

  3. Very true! Makes a change to see seomone spell it out like that. :)

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