Don’t we all have the occasional day when we find that we are being a grouchy mom? This has happened to me at times. As much as I love my children, I might be stressed about other things or simply overwhelmed by trying to meet all of their needs and feeling like I am not doing a good enough job. Having a grouchy mom day doesn’t mean you are a bad mom. It just means that you need to try one of these remedies to get back to being the cheerful, sweet mom you usually are.
If you find that you are being a grouchy mom, it may be time for a change of scenery. Load up the kiddos and go out to lunch or visit the local park for an hour. Sometimes, simply getting outside in the fresh air will lift your spirits tremendously.
Schedule yourself some time away from the kiddos. All moms need a little time to themselves and that is nothing to feel guilty about. You are dong your children a favor because you will come back home refreshed and ready to tackle life with children again. You may find this article on signs you need a break from your children interesting from Disney Family. Sometimes all it takes to shake the grouchy mom days is a cup of coffee with your girlfriend or date night with your husband. Remember, it does your children some good to have a break from you, too. Everybody feels better afterward.
Remind yourself that you are human. No one in the world can be a perfect mother, no matter how hard they try. All you can do is do your best. Forgive yourself for those grouchy mom days and center your attention on how to be a better mom tomorrow.