this post from The Mom Pledge blog.
I'm so tired of moms judging each other for being different. You know what? Every family is different. Just because something is right for one mom and child doesn't mean it's the right thing for another. I truly think that moms who judge others so harshly are trying to hide their own insecurities. So here's my little bit to counteract that:
Yes, you. I know we likely don't know each other. But we understand each other. You may parent differently than I do, but as long as your kids are taken care of, that's okay. We are different people and our families are different, so of course we'll do things differently.
You've got this. You can do it. Keep believing in yourself, even at midnight when you're putting your three year old back in bed for the 20th time, or when you just give up and let her fall asleep in your bed (oh wait, that was me). Trust your instincts. Don't be so hard on yourself.
We all make mistakes. Parenting is the hardest job to learn as we go. It doesn't matter if we are working moms, at-home moms, helicopter moms, laid-back moms, tigers or house cats. Our kids still love us. Simple mistakes won't screw up our kids or sentence them to a lifetime of therapy sessions.
Relax, mom. You're doing fine.