Us stay at home mom types don’t really get a whole lot of feedback on how we are doing, this can be both nice (no sweating those annual reviews) and hard (how am I doing). I think a lot of moms use comparison as their marker to see how they are stacking up against moms with similar aged kids. This too can be dangerous. On Sunday I went to a brunch for other expectant mamas and there were quite a few of us with 15 month old boys, my son is still very quiet and not talking much other than a few beginning sounds here and there, the kids at the brunch were asking for juice and one was even putting together some simple two word phrases. I was blown away by how far behind my son really is. I just couldn’t help but wonder what had I done wrong and how could I quickly get back on track. After a few sleepless nights that I’m working with my son as much as I can and his speech delays aren’t actually a reflection on my parenting skills. It’s something I’m sure a lot of parents with kiddos with delays struggle with, it’s so hard to ask yourself what am I doing wrong, instead of patting yourself on the back for all you are doing right.