Mom’s feeling guilty – If there is one thing I think we can all agree about motherhood is that it is full of it. One reason or another we never feel we are truly doing a good job. The mom guilt is REAL! Here are 10 things I know I am guilty of feeling guilty of!
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Every single time I yell I immediately regret it. I can see my kids’ eyes bulge open and their faces break my heart. Some times its the lack of sleep or just loosing my patience…
Loosing our patience
I try so hard to keep my cool but let’s face it- after answering the same question 10xs any of us can loose our composure.
Wanting our babies to fall asleep
I have sat one too many times staring at the clock waiting for nap time to come around. Parenting is exhausting and those nap times are often the only breaks we get. Yet, the moment they fall asleep we miss them and feel guilty for wanting them to sleep.
Having to split our time
With 4 kids there is a lot of time splitting happening and I am constantly trying to juggle them all on top of my own work. There never seems to be enough time with each of our kids and there is this sense of guilt in- am I spending enough time with them?
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When the twins were first born I was often afraid of giving Lia time outs. I struggled so bad with finding the balance between consequences and not wanting her to feel this huge change since the boys were born. Any time she has to be in time out she is so upset and although I hate it- well its part of parenting.
Not giving enough hugs
Do you ever go to bed and wonder if you hugged them enough? I see all these studies on the positive effects of hugging and I sit around wondering if I could give them more hugs!
Doing too little
There is so much pressure about what to do. Social media is both a great place to connect and can also build so much pressure to do all this extra stuff for our kids.
Doing too much
All while social media tells us to do a lot there is also a part of it that tells us we need to do less. Go figure on finding this balance. The truth is we need to do what is best for OUR family.
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Wanting me time
This is probably what I struggle with the most. I could ALWAYS use me time. However, I am found with the struggle of do I give up time with my family for time to myself? Do I get time to myself at nights when I could be with my husband? Am I horrible for wanting to be away from them for a bit? I know I am not- a happy mom is a happy family. Yet, well mom guilt!