Mommy guilt is a powerful thing, as most mothers can tell you.  Many of us worry that somehow we’re completely messing things up for our kids.  There are so many different books out there telling us how we “should” be parenting, and a lot of us read them only to realize we fall far short.  We worry that we’re damaging our kids for life, that they’ll be ruined forever if we do this parenting thing wrong.  Hence the painfully true E-Card that says, “Behind every great kid is a mom who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it up.”  One of the most encouraging books I’ve read is Mommy Grace: Erasing Your Mommy Guilt by Sheila Shuller Coleman.  I really need to re-read that book, because just last week we had a really bad morning, and I felt guilty about it the rest of the day.  Let me illustrate, but read on at your own risk…

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