Stop Keeping Score
One of my most egregious offenses as a parent? My mental scorecard. Of course, there's the record-keeping I do between me and my husband – Who did more today? – but it wasn't until I stopped to think about how much time I spend pitting our parental workload against each other that I realised how many other tallies I keep. I've subconsciously tracked how I measure up compared to my mom friends, the parents in my kid's classroom, my working-mum colleagues, and the influencers I follow on social media. It's a hard habit to break, but I'm going to try.