This is not quite what I usually blog about here, but let's just take a second to talk about how awesome Mothers are.
I mean, it's Mother's day, the day when most of us suddenly wax poetic about our mothers-- and when most mothers I've met feel guilty because they don't realize just how well they stand up in comparison with that praise.
I suppose insecurity is a normal part of being human-- I certainly deal with that myself-- but it seems like most of the women I know well that are mothers carry around a lot of guilt that they aren't as organized or as put together or as even-tempered as they feel like they should be.
So let me say this-- if you are raising a child or have done so in the past, you are amazing. Parenting is hard. Taking care of another person is hard. A happy, healthy child is a miracle-- even one in dirty clothes who managed to go to school and back before anyone noticed that their shoes were on the wrong feet. Even if you screamed at your kid twelve times today and you haven't even had breakfast yet. If you are a mother and you are reading this, chances are that you are doing so much better than you give yourself credit.