ALL mothers feel overwhelmed at times. This inevitably leads to guilt... why can't I handle this? What's wrong with me? Why can't I be loving and patient 100% of the time?
Because you're human. And you're definitely not the first person to feel this way. Many single moms have this inherent belief that they must be everything to everyone. Why prop yourself up against an unattainable benchmark? Do what you can do - you're accomplishing more than you know.
"Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted." - Garrison Keillor
"A three-year-old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm." - Bill Vaughn
"Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." - Anne Frank