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Mom Guilt


Andrea Ferrell’s kids appear to be happy though they do not eat enough vegetables:

Motherhood comes with a lot of guilt. My kids don’t eat enough vegetables. I don’t do enough crafts with them. I don’t have them make their beds daily. Well, ever. I don’t greet them fully dressed and with my act together in the mornings. I don’t give satisfactory answers to my six-year-old’s why-does-God-allow-pain questions. I can’t take organic cupcakes secretly laced with nutritional hummus to every church and school occasion. Sometimes I’m too exhausted to make the most of a golden parenting opportunity. I just watch as my heavy sigh blows it right on by.

Read how she handles this insane parental pressure. And take a load off.


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