Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Good Mom / Bad Mom

Good Mom: I send Rhys to daycare every day with three home cooked meals.

Bad Mom: In the car on the long drive home, I keep him placated by passing him baby puffs which, let's be honest, are essentially cheese doodles.

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Good Mom: I avoid keeping the TV on while Rhys is in the living room playing.

Bad Mom: I let him watch YouTube videos of Yo Gabba Gabba on my iPhone while I change his diaper, because it is the only way I can keep him from crawling away naked (and sometimes poopy).

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Good Mom: I've outfitted Rhys' library with over 200 books.

Bad Mom: There are many days when we're too busy to read any of them.

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Good Mom: I hand wash 4 sippy cups, 4 bowls with lids, a set of breast pump parts and several breastpump collection bottles and lids every night.

Bad Mom: I feel badly that I'm not playing with Rhys during the 15 minutes it takes me to do so.

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Good Mom: Rhys is 100% breast-fed.

Bad Mom: I feel guilty not filling his sippy cups to the top when I've had a low pump volume day.

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Good Mom: I have visited Rhys at daycare on my lunch (half) hour every workday since I returned to work.

Bad Mom: Sometimes I get hand-wringy about going because I'm afraid he'll cry when I leave.

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Good Mom: I make the majority of Rhys' food from scratch.

Bad Mom: I don't always use organic produce.

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Good Mom: Rhys sleeps in our bed every night.

Bad Mom: Rhys sleeps in our bed every night.