Mothers Guilt… Its a rather nasty little phrase. I don’t like it or what it represents.
Personally, I’d like to see those words kicked to the curb!
I don’t believe that those words should hold the power that they do. They seem to suck too many moms in and spit them out as bedraggled, confused women who have no idea which way is up.
Those words have been the downfall of many a mom. They become a self-fulfilling prophecy. “Wait until mothers guilt sets in” BAM! The seed is planted. It gets watered and fed by society and other moms. Suddenly its a big, ugly weed and mom is feeling guilty about almost everything.
We all have guilt in some form. But we were chosen to parent our children and that’s huge! That means that we should make our decisions, stick to them and not worry over the “what if’s” and what others say/think. Those things feed the guilt weed. Every time we’re attacked for doing what we believe is right, that weed grows bigger. That’s why we have to get rid of what feeds it. If that means cutting out negative people, so be it. Ultimately our sprogs deserve the best of who we are. And we stop being our best when we’re choked by guilt.