It may be challenging, but the most important thing you can do is schedule time for yourself. Not only can it save your sanity—it will also make you a better mom. Every mom has bad days. But when those bad days turn into bad months, it might be time to hit pause. That’s what happened to Abigael Tlatelpa, of Brooklyn. The Mexican-American mom found herself continually snapping at her sons—Joseph, 7, and Jayden, 2—for minor offenses like playing soccer inside the house.