nice things to say to mom

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8. "The same thing happened to me."
If there's one thing to be learned from the preponderance of mom blogs, it's that surviving motherhood with your sanity intact involves connecting with other women who are going through the same thing. Nothing can make a mother feel any better about her kid's ballet-recital freak-out or the way she lost it at the twins when they were horsing around in the mall parking lot—nothing, that is, except another mother saying, "I know, I get it; we've all been there." And, most of all: "It's not your fault."