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Every Day We Love Our Kids in a Million Little Ways

Updated: Jan 12

I often find myself feeling worn down by the end of the day. I’m so tired after all of I’ve done, I barely have the energy to watch a tv show and put myself to bed. My mind races and I find myself wondering if I’ve done enough for my children. If I said the wrong thing to them or didn’t have enough patience.


I am constantly saddled with mommy guilt and I know I’m not alone in these feelings. We’re all wondering if we’ve somehow failed and here’s what I realized… we haven’t. Because every day, in a million little ways, we show our children that we love them.

I hug them when they come downstairs in the morning. I make them a healthy breakfast. I put a note in with their lunch saying hi. I ensure their backpacks aren’t missing their folders and lunch bags. I check to make sure they’re wearing their gym shoes on PE days. I hold their hands while we wait for the school bus. I wave as they pull away. I love you.


And then I do more… I wash and fold their laundry, I clean their dishes, I neaten their rooms and clean the bathrooms. I vacuum. I organize their bookshelves and toys. I schedule their doctor visits, playdates, activities. I love you.


And when they come home, I do even more. I kiss them hello. I help them with their jackets and shoes and backpacks. I make them healthy snacks. I listen to them tell me about their days. I get them to their activities, their playdates. I prepare dinner. I give them their favorite treats for dessert. I help them shower and put on their jammies. We read together and I guide them as they stumble over words they don’t know. And then I kiss them goodnight and tell them I love them.


Maybe that’s the first time I’ve said it that day.


But I’ve already shown them in a million little ways. They are loved. And I am enough.


This article originally appeared on Her View From Home



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