Mom Guilt—The Unnecessary Burden of Motherhood

If you’re a woman with kids, I’m sure you know all about mom guilt—the belief that in some way (or ways), you’re not a good enough mother. Maybe you have a career you love and can’t spend as much time with your child as you want to. Perhaps you often get bored while taking care of your kids, and long for more adult interactions. Or some days your children might annoy you so much you can barely stand it. Then you feel guilty, even a little ashamed, about not loving every single second of motherhood.

Believe it or not, it’s totally normal—you aren’t alone. Moms everywhere are having similar thoughts; that they aren’t being the best mother they think they should be.

You can read all the parenting books on the planet in preparation for raising children, but when it actually happens, a whole new world of unfamiliar territory opens up, and you have to figure out how to navigate it as well as possible. All of us make mistakes along the way—lots of them—and we question our own parenting skills as we look around at other mothers and compare ourselves, seeing them in a more favorable light.

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Kathleen Notes: Your kids don`t need a perfect mom, just a loving and involved one.



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