Raising kids is hard. It’s a never-ending job that comes with a lot of guilt. You feel guilty when you work, and you feel guilty when you don’t work. You feel guilty when you’re home, and you feel guilty when you’re not home. It’s enough to make anyone go crazy! In this blog post, I will talk about how to ditch mom guilt and enjoy being a mom. I will discuss some of the most common problems mothers face, and offer some solutions that can help make life a little bit easier.
If you’re a mom, chances are you’ve felt guilty at one point or another. Maybe you feel guilty about working outside the home, or maybe you feel guilty about not spending enough time with your kids. Whatever the reason, mom guilt is a real thing, and it’s something that we all struggle with from time to time. But what if I told you that you can ditch mom guilt and enjoy being a mom?
Mom guilt is an normal part of life, but it doesn’t need to hold you back. We all feel guilty sometimes and that’s just the way things are! The important thing for moms- or anyone else who feels their self worth threatened by negative thoughts -to recognize when they’re feeling particularly bad about themselves so as soon can start working on solutions together.
It’s easy to feel like we’re not doing enough. Guilty. As. Charged.
But here’s the thing: every mom feels this way at some point. You’re not alone. In fact, studies show that 70% of moms suffer from mom guilt. So, what can we do about it?
First, we need to know what causes it.
What causes Mom Guilt? There might be many different reasons why someone would experience this emotion; some common sources include:
1) Fear of missing out on important milestones
It’s easy to feel like you’re missing out on important parts of your child’s life when you’re not there 24/seven. Whether you’re working outside the home or just taking a break to take care of yourself, it’s natural to feel guilty about not being able to be present for every single moment.
There are a few things you can do to combat this feeling:
-Keep in communication with your partner or caregiver. Ask them to send you pictures or videos of your child throughout the day so you can feel like you’re still involved in their lives.
-Make a point to spend quality time with your kids when you are home. Whether it’s reading a book together before bed or going for a walk in the park, make sure you’re present and engaged when you’re with them.
-Talk to other moms! It can be helpful to talk to someone who understands what you’re going through. You might even find that they’re experiencing the same thing
2) I’m not like other moms.
-Remember that every family is different and there is no “right” way to do things.
-Focus on the present moment and what you are doing right now.
-Be kind to yourself and give yourself a break.
3) My kids aren’t meeting my expectations.
-Another big mom guilt trigger is when our kids don’t meet our expectations. We expect them to be perfect and when they’re not, we feel like we’ve failed as moms.
-The truth is, our kids are going to make mistakes and they’re not always going to meet our expectations. That’s okay! We just need to remember that they’re human beings and that we love them no matter what.
4) I can’t do anything right.
-We feel like we should be able to do it all and when we can’t, we beat ourselves up.
-The thing is, no one can do it all!
-We all have our limitations and that’s okay.
-Give yourself a break and cut yourself some slack. No one is perfect!
The bottom line is that mom guilt is normal, but it doesn’t have to rule your life. By understanding the causes of your guilt and finding ways to work around them, you can ditch mom guilt and enjoy being a mom. So go ahead and give yourself a break, because you deserve it!
Do you have any tips for ditching mom guilt? Share them in the comments below!