To be quite honest, motherhood comes with a lot of guilt. You feel guilty if you’re gone too much. You feel guilty if you work too much. You feel guilty if you aren’t there for your kids when they need you. Mom guilt is a real thing, but it’s also a false emotion. Here is how to kiss the mom guilt goodbye.
KNOW THAT YOU ARE ENOUGH AND HAVE DONE ENOUGH
At the end of the day, you have done enough. I know, as a mom, you think you can always do more. However, you’re only human and you have a stopping point. I think it’s wise to know that you are enough and have done more than enough today.
THINK BEFORE YOU DO SOMETHING
A lot of mom guilt comes after we do something we might regret. One way to solve this is to think before you do something. Just like we teach our kids, think before you act.
TALK TO OTHER MOMS ABOUT IT
I think moms feel guilty and the guilt just keeps piling on. When you take a step back and talk to someone else who is going through what you are going through, you feel much better. Going through something alone is never fun.
PLAY WITH YOUR KIDS
When my kids are gone for a short period, it makes me realize how much I take their presence for granted. While I may not always be able to play with them, I try to when I can. My kids are growing up so fast. Mom guilt melts away when I stop what I’m doing and spend time with them. I don’t think this is something you will ever regret doing.
TAKE BREAKS WHEN YOU NEED IT
I think the part that wears on moms the most is that they don’t take breaks when they need it. They feel guilty! You are going to be a better mom when you take those breaks. You will miss those kids and just want to scoop them up *that’s the best part.*
When mom guilt creeps up, tell it to go away. Remember you can always snuggle your kids, whenever you want, and that will help melt away the guilt. You can easily kiss that mom guilt goodbye, by remembering you are doing everything you do, for the sake of your kids and there’s nothing wrong with that.