Perhaps one of the biggest realizations I've made as a relatively new parent ... is how incredibly judgmental I was pre-children.
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What can I do when I yell? I'd like to be one of those incredibly even-tempered, enviably "laid back and easygoing" parents at all times.
Post these three words -- calm, tough, and persistent -- on your fridge, put them on your screensaver, or tattoo them on your forehead, whatever it takes so that you don't forget them.
Every mom experiences both -- harmful Mommy Guilt and helpful Mommy Wisdom. Discerning the difference is very important.
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