That mother I judge

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23 Responses

  1. I know this mother so so well. Thank you so much for writing it. I loved the quiet tonight xx

  2. Morna piper says:

    I’m a bit dim so I was super stressed when I started reading this- until the penny dropped! I am ‘that’ mother and I’m just about ok with it 🙂

  3. teacuptoria says:

    Hi Karen,
    Wow you sound like me! I NEVER iron either however the other week Seb’s cub leader told him his neckerchief needed ironing….I thought “he’ll be bleedin lucky” so I had to hunt for the damn thing and iron it! Now I’ve got to keep it looking un-creased so I don’t have to do it again haha. I also hide Seb’s chocolate at Easter because in my opinion he gets WAY too much hehe. Fab post, I love it because it’s bloody honest.
    PS Got my Britmums ticket…yay! xx

    • stoppingattwo says:

      Thank you! And I am so pleased that you have a ticket for Britmums! Cannot wait to meet you 🙂

  4. Rachel says:

    so clever and so very true! I I could add a few for myself too. #sundaysstars

  5. Mrs H says:

    A brilliant post Karen. I wish mum’s would stop judging each other and start supporting each other. Because you are right we are our own worst critics. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • stoppingattwo says:

      Precisely why I wrote it. We should all remember that as mums we just want the best for our children, regardless of how we go about our own style of parenting.

  6. Louise says:

    So very true and I think a lot of us can relate to this – we all have a tendency to judge ourselves harshly. None of us are perfect though and as long as our children are (mostly) happy and loved, fed, clothed and watered, we are doing just fine.

    • stoppingattwo says:

      Exactly! We should all remember that whatever decisions that have been made, they have probably been agonised over and we should be more supportive of each other.

  7. Fab post Karen, I know these feelings well x

  8. Katie says:

    Brilliant post love! Totally agree with you, I also love the peace that descends on the house when the kids are sleeping! xxx

  9. How do you describe me so well?! Have we met?

    Great post.

  10. Lovely post Karen. We do what we can to get through the day sometimes, don’t we? Some days I am supermama – others, not so much. I’m often SO hard on myself – definitely my own worst critic.

    Caro |

    • stoppingattwo says:

      Glad you enjoyed it! I would be screwed if it weren’t for chocolate bribes (for the girls and for me own sanity!)

  11. fab post karen we are all our own harshest critics karen its easy to focus on what we don’t feel were doing well enough and not on the bits were doing a great job at – everytime them kids smile you should know the awesome job you are doing. p.s i always eat the kids chocolate and my iron has been out about 3 times in the last 6 months only for truly unavoidable situations! thanks for linking up to #sundaystars

  12. Ah I can so relate to this mother Karen, its hard juggling life and work isn’t it, never getting a minute becomes so hard xx

    • stoppingattwo says:

      Thanks Sarah. Yep, it’s bloody tough and whatever you do, you will always manage to find something to feel guilty about.

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