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I am so critical of me as a mom!

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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Is it normal to be very critical of yourself as a mother when you are a single mother? I find myself thinking so much that I never do enough! My house isn't clean enough, I don't pay enough attention to my kids, I don't feed them healthy enough.....blah blah blah!!
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Robsessed98
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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Absolutely normal. We want our kids to have perfect lives, so we do everything we can and more but always think we should be able to do and give more.
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kkat117
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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I am the same way. I'm glad I'm not alone!
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LifeCafe42
by Nora on Apr. 3, 2013 at 11:12 PM
I am the same way I have to step back and breath sometimes
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sr6487
by on Apr. 4, 2013 at 8:36 AM
I struggle with being too hard on myself. I suspect you do the same. Being a single parent is such a difficult job-please take a few moments everyday to think about all of the wonderful things you do for your kids! I bet they will outweigh those nagging thoughts!
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lizard11080
by Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 8:39 AM

i think it's normal ... i'm the same way

Delila12
by Bronze Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 8:41 AM
It's normal.
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steviechick
by Gold Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:46 AM
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I feel the same way, too.  Sometimes I put too much on my shoulders and worry too much about being perfect for my daughter.  I'm the only parent she has and more than likely will ever have.  I find myself having to ease off and just accept the fact that I'm human and I can't do it all. 

Mommyto2LilMen
by Tina on Apr. 4, 2013 at 3:03 PM

I have always been critical of myself as a mom....even worse as a single mom....

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