Lincoln and Nolan work great as a team. Look at this teamwork. They did a great job working together destroying their room. I promise I did actually clean their room last weekend and even vacuumed it.
You would have no idea I cleaned it, would you?
How do you be the best parent and raise kids effectively? I’ve compiled a list to help with that question.
- NEVER buy nice or expensive stuff. It will go missing or end up in the toilet.
- Do not buy a new car. Sooner or later goldfish and/or french fries will end up on the floor.
- Don’t bother making veggies for dinner. Did you know that food magically ends up in the toilet or trash can? We used to have a “mystery guest” who did all of the bad stuff my kids “didn’t do”. HAHA!
- Ditch the bedtime routines. Kids don’t sleep anyways.
On a real note, sometimes I have mornings I leave for work and my kids are awake I have a hard time getting out of the door. Sometimes they cling to my leg crying for me to stay. It really does break my heart. I have been having some extreme mom guilt lately about working and having to leave home. How do I handle my mom guilt?
Here are 5 ways:
- I remember that studies show that moms who work outside the home grow into happy people.
- I am setting an example for my kids to show them it’s important to work to live. (Sam said she wants to be like me and be a teacher…among her million other aspirations).
- I remember I am providing a house, food, a car and other needs for my kids.
- They get a break from me, and I get a break from them. I love them, but I can’t expect to be by their side 24/7. They do need independence from me.
- I remember that there is always summer vacation, Christmas break, spring break to spend with my kids. I am lucky enough to work in a career where I get tons of time off to spend with my babies.
Mom guilt is a real thing. But the thing that really helps is that I really do work in a job I love. I know I am leaving my house to work with students who really need me. It makes it all worth leaving.
How do you handle your mom guilt?