This is not your usual public relations blog. In fact, it has nothing to do with public relations. But, as a mother and business owner, I felt compelled to write this to the moms out there.

Many of the below statements come from my personal feelings as a working mom who has been traveling quite frequently. I have conversations with friends every day who are all in different places in their lives. Whether they are working moms or stay-at-home moms, the common theme is the same – guilt. I hope that there will be a time when we all don’t have this overwhelming guilt about being a good mom. Hopefully, this helps.

To the mom who yells at her children because they’ve had enough…it’s okay.

To the mom who buys store bought cupcakes for their child’s birthday because they didn’t have time to make homemade ones…it’s okay.

To the mom who misses a couple of soccer games…it’s okay.

To the mom who hires a housekeeper or a nanny…it’s okay.

To the mom who gives their children the iPad because they need to shower or do dishes…it’s okay.

To the mom who forgot to pack their child’s lunch…it’s okay.

To the mom who goes in the closet to cry because they say yes to everyone and over commit…it’s okay.

To the mom who finally says no…it’s okay.

To the mom who goes to the gym and gives their children cereal for dinner…it’s okay.

To the mom who takes extra long showers to avoid changing a diaper…it’s okay.

To the mom who has to travel for their job and doesn’t see their children for a couple of days…it’s okay.

To the mom who stays up at night with overwhelming guilt because they work…it’s okay.

To the mom who is home all day with their children and doesn’t want to play another game of hide and seek…it’s okay.

To the mom who dreams of running away…it’s okay.

To the mom who questions if she is a good mom…You are.