Soul-Fed Mama: Quit The Mom Guilt
We all do it. We compare ourselves to each other, to our own parents, and to some idealized version of a mother we’d like to be but can never quite live up to. The resulting mom guilt weighs us down, tires us out, and really serves no useful purpose.[Tweet "Let the mom guilt go now. "]Here are 20 things you can stop feeling guilty about today:
- Wanting to take a nap. Even on a day when everyone slept through the night.
- Feeling annoyed (or worse) with your husband sometimes.
- Feeling annoyed by your kids sometimes.
- Wanting to stay home with your baby.
- Wanting to go back to work.
- Wanting a little more time to pursue your own interests.
- Wanting a weekend off.
- Not having a baby book for your second baby (or your first).
- Having a house not fit for drop-in guests.
- Not throwing birthday parties like the ones you see on Pinterest.
- Not making dinners that look anything like you see on Pinterest.
- Ordering takeout for dinner.
- Not enjoying floor play with your little ones.
- Hating the park.
- Feeling giddy about drop-off time.
- Missing your baby 30 minutes after drop-off time.
- Preferring to go to the grocery store alone.
- Taking a magazine into the bathroom and locking the door when you don’t actually need to pee.
- Getting behind on the laundry.
- Feeling nostalgic for your pre-kid life.
What other pieces of guilt can you let go of today?