If you see a mama yelling at her kids and going off on them in public . . .
If you see a mama with tears welling up in her eyes and she looks emotionally (and maybe physically) drained . . .
If you see a mama with her hands full at the restaurant – whether she’s feeding a baby or helping a toddler cut up their food – and she looks like she just wants to eat her own food before it gets cold . . .
If you see a mama struggling with her kids in the grocery store . . .
If you see a mama wrangling up a toddler or trying to console a screaming baby . . .
Tell her the one thing that she needs to hear at that moment: That she’s doing a great job.
Because you really are, Mama.
You’re doing great.
(Previously published on Courtney Devich's website.)