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memacintyre
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You’re not alone! Keep in mind too that even though other mothers are talking about this stuff, many (most?) of them aren’t doing it perfectly. And some may even not be doing it at all, but don’t want to feel like they’re “failing” at being a mom. Like lots of other people said, there are no “shoulds”. How many men feel guilty because the house is a mess or there’s no meal plan? Not many, but if they do a load of laundry or cook a meal, suddenly they’re a “hero”. I call BS on that – men are fully adult human beings who should feel as much responsibility for “family stuff” as women do. Don’t beat yourself up for things that aren’t even on the radar of almost half the population.