The proverbial encyclopedia entry for "good mom" varies across cultures. I've seen a variety of mothering ideals as I raise my kids in a global city. For some, a distinguishing mark of a good mom is the food she feeds her children. Or the accolades her child earns in school. Or her baby's accessories. Or her child's behavior. The list never ends.
But I've noticed a common thread that threatens to unravel us all. Moms live with a sense of guilt that we'll never be or do enough.
What, then, can save us from this "mommy guilt"? I've heard moms from different religions answer, "Give yourself some grace." We...