My spouse and I haven't had a break from our kids in years. It doesn't give us the time to "refresh", and we're constantly overwhelmed. Family offers to watch one at a time once every six months. They don't get that we need a night without either, and it makes me feel guilty wanting that.
i don't know what is wrong with me but i constantly feel rejected by the people who i thought loved me.
Today I took the kids to the park, wrote birthday invitations, washed their bedding, cleaned their closet, we did a craft and read books together. It was more than I usually get done in a day and I felt like a "good mom" but what makes us "good moms"? Some days feel more successful than others.