What does this mean to you?
In your life, right now, what invokes this emotion within you?
Is it when you work? Is it because you don’t work outside the home?
When you do something just for YOU?
When something goes wrong? When you lose control? Fail at perfection? Compare yourself to another mom who is perfectly wrapped and coiffed?
Yelling at your kids instead of gently guiding them toward the desired behavior?
Sleeping when you should be up at the crack of dawn because it’s just not motherhood unless you throw yourself under the bus every second of every day?
Wondering if your child is missing milestones because of something you did or didn’t do?
Are you enrolling them in enough extracurricular activities? Engaging them?
Or are you sitting on your computer chatting on Twitter, reading blogs, commenting at blogs? Judging other moms?
Chiding your husband? Wishing you could stay home with the kids instead of going to work?
Doing ANYTHING without your kids?
Dangerous ground, this emotion.
This week’s Just Talking Tuesday isn’t really a conversation starter. Perhaps it is – but I want to issue a challenge along with it.
This week? Pick ONE thing which causes you the most Mama Guilt. Write it down on a piece of paper. BURN THE PIECE OF PAPER. TEAR IT UP. DESTROY IT. LET.IT.GO.
Then Post here. Tell us what you destroyed, how you destroyed it, and why. Let us know how we can help you keep moving away from your guilt. Alone, we are powerless. But together? Unstoppable.
Let’s do this.