There have been many days, probably more than I'd like to admit that I've had the thought "Am I a bad mum?". This thought doesn't come from nowhere...it comes from hours of no sleep where in the end I snap...or witnessing my child doing something I'm not proud of...or being judged by fellow mums for whatever quality I'm lacking or whatever skill my child still hasn't mastered...or walking around my house and finding things that should be cleaned, corners that should be vacuumed, spider webs that taunt me...and it is at these times that I doubt myself...you might agree with me...you might have had similar thoughts...or you might be that perfect parent with the most well-behaved child and a house that gleams and shines (if so then you need not read on because this doesn't concern you).
My point is that this is normal. It's hard but normal. It's only natural for you to snap...It's only natural for you to have doubts...It's only natural for you to be behind in the housework...It's natural for you to ask yourself this question but don't let it consume you. If these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, or if they do in the future, here's a few things to remember: