What is a momma to do when she has sinned? I pull my children aside, hug them, tell them I love them and say I'm sorry. They hear me pray for forgiveness and to do better. It is the thing I never remember having happened in my home as a child, but I think it is necessary. They need to see our reaction to sin and our diligence to try to do better. I will keep picking myself up, taking a deep breath, do what I know I should and move on.
“But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” (Hebrews 3:13)
I think this verse describes where I was about 3 years ago. I believe one of the deceits of sin is that you believe you cannot change. You are what you are and you cannot stop being who you are. But that is not true. As a Christian I have put to death the former self:
I find that many times when I explode, it is due to selfishness, laziness in parenting or house upkeep. It is my fault, not the fault of those around me. This has helped me to do better. Am I perfect? Not at all, but I will keep striving to do better and I pray that God's grace will help me when I can't.