Is Mom Guilt Universal? (VIDEO)Danielle Smith
Being a mother is easily the most challenging thing I have ever done in my life (and the most extraordinary). From the moment my first child, my daughter, was born, I have wondered if I am “doing it right.”
And I know I’m not alone. One conversation after another with other moms will include questions, musings…we always seem to be wondering about one thing or another. Are they getting enough fruits and vegetables? Enough sleep? Did we say the right thing? Do we work too much? Travel too much? Do the kids get enough time outside? Are they over-scheduled?
The list goes on and on.
For me, it isn’t overwhelming, but it is present. There are many things that don’t hit my guilt radar: my kid’s diet, their busy schedules, or family time together. I do however, always feel guilty when I lose my patience or if I have a series of work trips in a row. I recognize the most important thing I can do for my children is love them, but I would also enjoy being able to embrace the feeling that I’m doing the best I can all the time.
I have a friend who does it beautifully. Admittedly, I’m a bit jealous.
What about you? As a mother, do you ever feel guilty and if so, about what?
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