Sometimes I tackle topics that get me into trouble.
This could be one of them.
"a modest or low view of one's importance"
I think it is particularly easy for homeschooling moms to place a high value on their importance, don't you?
It is also easy for homeschooling moms to fall into the trap of BRAGGING about their children's accomplishments - which really translates back to pats on the back for mom.