There was a great talk in my church this afternoon regarding the Lord's expectations on mothering.
I didn't catch the article or scripture but he made the claim that the main thing the Lord looks for is that we are actively "Nurturing" our children. Nurturing is our main goal, or primary role, and our primary standard.
I found peace in this concept. In further reflection, many of the things I do could fit under nurturing-type behaviors.
With this as the new criteria, I think I may be able to live up to the expectation.