Mom Guilt - Episode 2

Mom Guilt occurs anytime you are doing anything outside of being 100% present and perfect with your child. Which, is like 99% of the time. Am I right? You are a life changer every single day and sometimes that is emotional and overwhelming. We try and be the very best for our kids and because we CARE we have mom guilt. It's Mamas who don't care that can't relate to this term and who shouldn't be listening to this podcast. This podcast episode is for the Mamas who feel it. You are in the right place if you've ever had Mom guilt. You are in the right place if you feel constantly torn between what is right or wrong or not enough or too much. You are in the right place if you want to hear some stories from a few Mamas about their Mom guilt to make sure you aren't crazy. Finally, you are in the right place if you want to know when Mom guilt creeps in and have some empowering words, ideas and solutions on how to overcome this shitty feeling we all have wayyyyy to often. 

Top Reasons We Feel Mom Guilt

  1. For working outside of the home
  2. For not working outside of the home
  3. Breastfeeding, bottle feeding and formula feeding
  4. Using the TV as a babysitter
  5. Yelling at kids
  6. Not living up to the super moms out there
  7. Sex
  8. Spending money on yourself

It is actually good that we have Mom guilt - it means we care!

4 step method to overcoming Mom guilt

  1. Acknowledge
  2. Figure out if it is perceived or actual guilt
  3. Make changes if necessary
  4. Know that you will always have it

Inspiration/Quote to live by:
Be who you needed when you were younger. - unknown Pinterest source

You can be a mess and still be a good mom. You can be both - unknown Pinterest source

 “I’m not a good mom; I’m not a bad Mom. I am the Mom I am and I try very hard, and when I fail that’s ok. -Kristin Bell 

“If you’re completely exhausted and don’t know how you’re going to keep giving this much of yourself day after day you’re probably a good parent” -Bunmi Laditan