A couple of weeks ago I posted 6 hilarious articles for moms having a bad day. As much as we all need to laugh, sometimes we need to be validated instead. On those days, when you just don’t feel like a good mom, when you feel like all you can do is fail, turn to this list. I hope these validating articles can help validate you and help you be confident in the mom you are.

*Some of these articles do contain strong language*

**All following articles are the property of the blog listed. All pictures and content belong to that blog and not to The Naptime Projects.**


 not enough

I’m Not Enough and That’s the Point






The Lie “They” Tell You About Parenthood…



When Choosing Joy is Hard


The Unnatural Mom – A Confession to All Other Moms




What are some of your favorite validating articles? Share in the comments below!



  1. Love seeing all the ways that blogging helps parents support other parents. Thanks for this list! Pinned for a rainy parenting day.

  2. Thanks for this article roundup! It’s funny how I was drawn to it on this particular day since I’m having a bad mommy day!

  3. This is a good resource for mama’s to have. I’m not a mom yet, but I have seen my mom friends really need that encouragement, so thank you for sharing the encouragement too 🙂

  4. thanks for all the great posts and inspiration!

  5. So needed this! I love how we can have somewhere to go when we need a little help, inspiration, and support.

  6. Definitely needed this roundup this week. My daughter has been dealing with her two year molars and it’s been a tough week.

  7. Thank you for including all of these wonderful articles and being such a advocate and supporter of other writers as well!! I can’t wait to check them all out!

  8. thanks for compiling all of these- it’s so easy to be hard on yourself after a long day, and it’s always uplifting to read some encouraging words 🙂

  9. Thanks for doing all this! I’ve pinned this so I can check it out later when I get a free minute! But I love that you took the time to encourage us mamas b/c we all have our bad days!!!! 🙂

  10. I can’t wait to read through all of these!


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