Okay I’m going to be truly honest about motherhood today.
Not that it’s different than how I normally discuss motherhood, but I want to talk about something that a lot of moms don’t want to talk about, or are scared to discuss with other moms or don’t want to admit out loud.
A thing called mom guilt.
I have my good days as a mom, as well as those bone-crushing awful days where I can’t seem to get anything right. The bad days are usually where the mom guilt starts to worm it’s way into my heart and soul. Those days are the ones that make me wonder, am I doing a good job? Those days are the ones that cloud my memories of the good and make me doubt this important job I’m doing as a mom.
I know I’m not the only mom who thinks or feels like this. Other moms struggle just like me. If you’re feeling like you’re struggling with your own mom guilt then keep reading my excerpt below from my post for Mom Motivation Mondays featured at The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide.
For some reason lately I’ve been having a lot of mom guilt.
I can’t exactly pinpoint why, but I feel it heavily for some reason. I feel it when I’m getting frustrated because my kids won’t go to bed. It comes creeping in when I’m asked something for the forty-seventh time and snap out an answer. Or when I clench my teeth as my daughters start arguing again for the fifth time in an hour.
So. Much. Mom. Guilt.
I know these happen to all moms. I’m sure other moms out there get just as annoyed about those things as I do. But I also wonder why can’t I just grin and bear it? Why do I get upset or frustrated? Why can’t I be Mary-friggin-Poppins?