Hi, Carolyn: Your column concerning a new mother feeling pulled in many directions to celebrate Mother’s Day really got me thinking. I have felt the Mother’s Day guilt of wanting to make my mother and mother-in-law happy. I try to learn from mistakes or situations in the past, and I like the saying “When you know better you do better.”
So, I tell myself, “I know it is overwhelming for young mothers to be pulled in many directions. … How can I do better with my own family”? What is the best solution for mothers of adult children with their own families? — Trying
Trying: Thank you on adult daughters’ behalf for trying to lessen their emotional workloads instead of adding to them.