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Today, I have been the mean mom, the tired mom, the overwhelmed mom, the anxious mom, the impatient mom, and the want to turn in my mom card mom.

Mostly, I’ve felt like the I have no clue what I’m doing mom.

I have raised my voice 47 times, told children to “suck it up, buttercup” 36 times, and have intervened in approximately 83 sibling disagreements. I have rolled my eyes 59 times, sighed 148 times, and visibly showed other signs of impatience, well, way too many times.

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I stayed up too late last night, didn’t eat breakfast early enough this morning, haven’t gotten my workout in yet, and instead of doing anything remotely productive, I am sitting on the couch, way past being over-bored with social media scrolling.

Dinner, laundry, cleaning . . . nah. I don’t even want to do the things I enjoy.

In other words, #winning is not today’s theme.

I’m far from perfect.

I don’t get it right even half as much as I’d like to. I am not always the best example for my kids. Sometimes I even act suspiciously like them.

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But you know what?

I am fiercely loved. And so are you. Because . . . grace.

So however your day is going, remember that.

And if you tell anyone, including yourself, to “suck it up, buttercup,” I won’t judge.

Originally published on the author’s blog

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Jessica Krassow

A recovering Type-A worrier and germaphobe, Jessica is a mom and wife learning balance and living intentionally. She is constantly striving to laugh at herself and give herself grace, and loves to connect with people emotionally with words. In her spare time, she loves to make music, read, research genealogy, and spend quality time with her family and good friends.

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