“Mothers often put their family needs first and neglect their own,” says Bufka. “It’s okay to relax your standards — don’t put a lot of pressure on yourself to have the ‘perfect’ house or be the ‘perfect’ mother. No one expects you to be Superwoman.”
….except you. You are likely your worst critic.
Read more from the APA about how to cope with the stressors of overextending yourself.