Do you ever feel guilty for being a working mom?
I totally have. The weird thing for me was that I never had the desire to be a stay at home mom. I always wanted to be a working mom, but I still felt guilty over it. It took me years to realize what I value as a mom, what I truly wanted for my relationship with my son, and that I didn’t want to work the typical 8-5 schedule. I denied it for years because I didn’t believe it was possible for me to work a different schedule.
What I came to learn was that every mom is different. You may be best suited to work 50 hours per week and have a stay at home or part-time working partner. You may be best suited to be a stay at home mom and volunteer at your kids’ school. You may be best suited to work 30 hours per week. We’re all different. You must take time defining your role as a mother. And once you do, you’ll start to have less mom guilt at work.
In the last month, I have talked about mom guilt. A LOT! I’ll be switching gears to some new topics in the next few weeks to help you on your mom journey.
Before you go! I’ve just started a new FREE Facebook group. It’s a place for positive, fun moms to gather. In this group, we’ll cheer each other on, support one another in our mom struggles, and learn how to embrace our imperfect selves. This is a group for women who want to commit to finding ways to overcome some of these mom life challenges. If that’s you, click below to join! See you on the inside!