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KIM
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I feel your pain! When I was in my 30s, I compared myself to all of the other mothers that had it perfectly together. They wore Santa hats when they volunteered a the parties, made perfectly beautiful treats to bring to school, were never late, never worked nights, and seemed to have it all together. It bothered me that I was not like them.

Now I’m 56, and my kids are grown. Guess what – they have wonderful memories of their childhood that they still bring up. They don’t remember the imperfections, or that I wasn’t like everyone else. They knew that I loved them and spent as much time as I could with them. We had good times!

Keep making great memories based on who you are. Just do your best. You are enough. <3