Cheer Here #3: Your Mistakes Aren’t The Whole Story

Sometimes, it feels as if motherhood is about my effort to minimize mistakes. I try to mess up as little as possible.

How joyful!

But really, there are days I feel like I make mistake after mistake. I yell at my kids. I ignore them too much. I’m distracted. I just plain old don’t treat them very well. I’m disconnected and I don’t provide the things I know they need. It’s a horrible feeling to end a day knowing it was like that. I feel so bad for my kids. I vow to do better tomorrow. And I beat myself up quite a bit.