Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mom Guilt


I am amazed by how often I feel overwhelmed with guilt as a parent. And we’re not talking about guilt because I got too angry or too strict, we’re talking about guilt because Hayden has to lay on the floor looking all lonely while I tend to the twins, or guilt because I let them watch Dora 3 times a day so I can nurse the baby or get dinner prepared. I feel badly when they seem lonely or pushed aside, and yet logically I know they’re just fine and these things are normal—probably healthy (well, maybe not Dora)! I’m not sure what I think a mom is supposed to do, but I can tell you I feel pretty certain I’m not doing it. I feel like you have so much more balance than I do in this area. I need a new mantra.


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