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Let's Talk Real Talk About Mom Guilt


Hey there, amazing mamas!

So, let's dive into something that's pretty much like an unwanted guest in our lives - mom guilt. Yep, I'm talking about that icky feeling that sneaks up on you when you least expect it. Maybe you're scrolling through Instagram, and BAMM!; you see a pic of that "perfect" family (you know the one). Or maybe you're juggling a zillion things and still feeling like you're dropping the ball. It's like this constant whisper telling you, "Hey, you could be doing this better."

But here's the deal, we've all been there. And it's high time we chat about kicking this guilt to the curb. Because let's face it, we're doing our best, and that's pretty darn amazing.

Why Does Mom Guilt Even Happen?

It's like we're programmed to aim for this supermom status, which, let's be real, is as mythical as a unicorn. Social media, family, friends, that nosy neighbor... everyone seems to have an opinion on the "right" way to parent. And when we can't keep up? Hello, guilt.

Spotting the Guilt Triggers

First things first, figuring out what triggers your mom guilt can be a game-changer. Is it social media? Is it when you're trying to balance work and family life? Pinpointing these moments can help you face them head-on.

Kicking Guilt to the Curb: A How-To Guide

  • Embrace the Chaos: Perfection is overrated. Seriously, the mess, the mistakes, that's where the good stuff happens. It's real, it's life, and it's totally okay.
  • Reality Check: Let's tailor those expectations to fit your actual life, not someone else's. Your family, your rules.
  • You Time is Crucial: Remember, taking care of you is not selfish; it's necessary. A quick coffee break, a walk, a good book - find what fills your cup.
  • Your Squad Matters: Motherhood is not a solo sport. Lean on your partner, your friends, or mom groups. Sharing the load = lighter guilt.
  • Spotlight on the Good Stuff: So, the dishes didn't get done - but hey, you had a dance party in the living room. That's the gold. Focus on those wins.
  • No is a Complete Sentence: You can't do it all, and that's fine. Setting limits is healthy for you and your fam.
  • It's Okay to Ask for Help: If mom guilt feels too heavy, chatting with a professional can really help. No shame in that game.


 Motherhood is a wild ride, with ups, downs, and everything in between. And guess what? Navigating mom guilt is part of the adventure. It's about finding balance, embracing the imperfections, and remembering that doing your best is absolutely enough.


So here's to us, mamas. To the love, the laughter, and even the guilt. Because through it all, we're doing something incredible - we're raising humans. And that's something to be really proud of.

Let's support each other, laugh at the chaos, and keep pushing forward, guilt-free. Because you, my friend, are rocking this mom thing.