Today was one of those days where I wasn't very proud of myself at the end of it.  Just not a good day. It ended with me calling my husband at work around 10 pm and just sobbing and telling him 'I don't think I'm cut out for this whole mom thing.  I'm not a natural at it like so many other women.'

I wish I had the patience some moms seem to have.  But I don't.  And then I beat myself up because I love these kids so much and I worry that I'm not doing what needs to be done to help them reach their potential.  After getting off the phone, I somehow ran into the Wild Jupiter Blog, and saw this video, called 'Lump'.  And cried some more.  It was just what I needed.  If you're having one of those days, watch it.  Or leave it for a day when you need it.  It puts things in perspective and helps you realize that tomorrow's a new day.


  1. darn it! I'm sorry, Carrie! That is always really hard but you're a great mom! Don't beat yourself up. I'm going to save that video for a day when I'm feeling like a bad mom. Thanks for sharing. And I hope you're feeling better!

  2. thanks jacqueline! today is a better day. i'm feeling much, much better, and my kids are so forgiving, i don't think they even remember those days, like i do. they love me no matter what.