Do you struggle with mom guilt frequently? 

Just like most moms here, the main source of angst is my relationship with my kids. 

Do I spend enough time with them individually? Do we spend enough time together as a family? Am I too hard on them? Do I expect too much? Will they be irrevocably psychologically damaged from when I yelled at them last week for fighting with each other?

These are the questions that I do think a lot. 

It’s become clear to me that I’m just not going to have time to test the myriad of parenting techniques out there — I’m going to actualise it.

And, I’ve come up with a daily ritual that has put my mind at ease a bit about the situation. Here’s how it works:

Every night before going to bed, I ask myself one simple question for each of my children. 

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By knowing that I’m going to have to answer this question before bed has really helped me come to this daily conclusion:

Find stolen moments during the day with each child.

  • Spend extra few minutes of breakfast time with my son
  • Walk my daughter to school instead of driving.
  • Play a little trick game with baby after feeding.

It’s a very small thing but it really has impacted me, and hopefully my children, greatly.

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