Instead of constantly thinking about what you should be doing and wondering if you are falling short in your parenting abilities, why not try and be satisfied with what you are doing right now? Allowing yourself to be good enough at parenting and at work gives you the freedom to be less stressed. Wasting time worrying about what kind of job you are doing instead of just living it causes unnecessary panic. An ah-ha moment came to this washington post
writer when another mom explained to her that there are "seasons of life." Even if you cannot devote all your time to everything you want right now, know that someday you will have more time to do whatever you desire. So cancel the constant guilty feelings and just be present. Parenting is like a metaphorical marathon; do not get caught up in the daily sprint.