When the chaos of my daily life slows down at nighttime and I sneak into my kid's rooms one last time to check on them while they sleep, I start to worry if I was a good enough mom that day. Did I yell too much? Did I tell them I loved them enough? Did I connect with them enough today? If you have these same worries as a mom, you're not alone. But, luckily, you can make yourself feel better by finding ways to get closer to your kid in a mere 24 hours.
These don't need to be grand gestures of affection and love, cost you a single penny, or require you to find space for one more huge toy. There are just small things you can do every day that will make a big difference in your connection to your child.
So even when you have a million things left on your to-do list, someone is throwing another tantrum, and you have no idea what's for dinner, you can end your day knowing you found ways to connect with your little ones. So go ahead and take a deep breath at night, mama. You did a good job.