Undeserving. Guilty. Anxious.
My mind screams no, but my fingers type, "Sure I can help. What needs to be done?"
Blame it on the mommy guilt.
Mom guilt. Take ownership of it, then let it go.
Skipping one kid's assembly (at which he's singing) to go on a field trip with the other. Oh, the mommy guilt of choosing...
_I'm totally over the SAH Moms v. the Working Moms fight. I'm not denying that it exists, I'm just over it. I truly think that the bigger issue is the internal fight; the way that we torture *ourselves* inside our own heads and hearts.
Who's a Guilty Mommy? Who's a Guilty Mommy?!
Ever feel like you're not living up to the expectations (even if they're just in your own head? Read this to know you're not alone. (And be on the lookout for my upcoming review of a new mommyhood book!)
You're doing laundry, helping build Lego towers, and working (ya know, the kind that pays), and then the phone rings. It's a client. Can you corral the kids into another room, hit play on the DVR, and get your file pulled up all before the machine picks up?
So you get a nanny. A good, responsible nanny. So why the guilt?!
For me, it's not always 5:00, and they don't always shape up in time for my husband to get home, but the actions, and the feelings are the same.
I've read a lot about this lately ~ What do you think? Are these parents just being honest? Does their venting sound more harsh than intended? Is there a deeper problem? And what do you think of this writer's suggestions for finding more joy in parenting?
With a love of children and a passion for reading and writing, Kelly decided to share her experiences with others through the pages of the Crib Notes book and site.
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