31 Reasons You Shouldn't Feel Mom Guilt
Say goodbye to the blame game by learning its OK to relish in life's little luxuries, from bliss-filled date nights to planning weekends away from the kids.
23 Only pretending to be sad that your child's birthday falls in mid-August. No gigantic birthday parties, full of political decisions as to whom to invite.
24 Reading this article instead of soliciting donations for the PTA auction, cultivating your organic vegetable garden, or cleaning out that kitchen drawer with the random rubber bands, screwdrivers, and old keys in it. Even machines need to unplug and reboot every so often.
25 Sitting and reading. You do not need to be on the treadmill in your first free 20 minutes in three days. You'll exercise at the next break in the action when you can.
26 Looking forward to guys' weekend even more than your husband. It's so much easier sometimes to just take care of stuff by yourself without having to take someone else's opinion into account. Plus, a little time apart is never a bad thing.
27 Not letting her pierce her ears until the age at which you were allowed to. Just because.
28 Finding aspects of motherhood incredibly tedious. If you didn't find watching your child go down the slide for the 100th time that day ("Mom, look at meeee!") or nagging him to put his socks in the hamper a bit of a snooze, you'd be too easily amused, and hence a moron.
29 Noticing the hot dad at drop-off. Ahem, you have eyes in your head, and (sex drive or no) you're not dead yet! Did you lick him? No? You're okay.
30 Still being really PO'd about the stretch marks.
31 Forgetting to lay out her best outfit for school photo days. Years from now, you'll appreciate seeing her as the adorable, rough-and-tumble tomboy she really was -- instead of some dolled-up version of herself.