7 Words Moms Should Stop Saying


There she is. Running after her toddler or kissing away a boo-boo or looking like she hasn’t slept in weeks. There she is rocking the baby until her arms are numb, playing puzzles on the floor, eating leftovers because she forgot her own meal. There she is pouring her heart and soul into her little person.

And still, she thinks she’s not doing it right.

“I feel like such a bad mom.”

The seven words most undeserved words of all time. I hear that self-accusation regularly – especially from first-time moms – and I’m always startled by them. I look at the beautiful young mama blaming herself for something entirely out of her control and think, “Whaatt??”

Read more here

(I can’t help but add that the link takes you to the MOPS site. Yup, feel like I caught my first big break in years! My article on an international site! Happy dance! I really should stop with the exclamations and let you read the article.)


  1. Rita Baird says:

    Hi Susan!! I’m super excited that your writing is on the MOPs site! But when I went to read it, your link didn’t work. Boohoo. If you have time, look into that, because I still want to read it! Love, Rita

    • Susan Narjala says:

      Hey Rita! Thanks for letting me know. I hope (fingers crossed) I’ve got the right link uploaded now. Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Celinda Barbosa de Castro says:

    Just what I needed to hear after a looking night with my baby crying and me thinking what a terrible mother I was for not being able to find out what was wrong with her…

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