Bye Felicia to Mom Guilt!

Dear Mom Guilt,

We need to talk.

You and I became fast friends 20 months ago, actually scratch that, you were banging down my door the day I saw the positive lines on that dollar store pregnancy test. We’ve walked hand and hand through the last several months, crying and laughing and then crying again. *Will my hormones ever balance back out? Have they ever been balanced? Lol!*

As much as your company has stalked my life since my child was born, I think it’s time for a change. We need to define this relationship and it is not going to end well for you sister. Its 100% no doubt about it, YOU, not me, you are the problem here. You tell me I’m not good enough, when I am absolutely good enough. You tell me organic is better than the processed cheerios I gave my son today when I needed a moment to go to the bathroom. You tell me I’m too busy and not busy enough to be a good mom. You insist that crafts, baking and homeschool is the only way I will succeed at helping my child become a fully functioning human being. You never stop listing off the Academy of Pediatrics do’s and don’ts for child rearing.

You old friend are simply, the worst! Do you hear me?!

I AM GOOD ENOUGH, I AM A STRAIGHT UP AMAZING MAMA, KICKING BUTT ON THE REG, MY CHILD IS GOING TO BE FINE WITH NO HELP FROM YOU, BECAUSE I AM GOOD ENOUGH.

SO, BYE FELICIA! YOU ARE NO LONGER WELCOME HERE!

Sincerely,

A regular Mom tired of your incessant side eye, nagging and bullying.

{When I started this post I knew I couldn’t be the only one out there tired of this thing called mom guilt. So I asked around the blogging and mom community for reinforcements! Check out some of my most favorite quotable Mom Guilt Moments from some awesome Mama’s out there}

Quotable Mom Guilt Moments:

  • Mom Guilt: Please don’t think I’m a horrible mother as I let the little cry it out in the middle of Target, truth is we just aren’t getting a treat every time we come here, and the tears won’t work on this Momma, so pass on by and just cover your ears.”-Ash
  • Mom Guilt: When you indulge in your fast food favorites and your baby is in pain for the next 48 hours as a result. -Allysar
  • Mom Guilt: When you find out your pregnant and 6 months along all on the same day. ¬†-Alexa
  • Mom Guilt: When you arrive at your daughter’s pre-school without her backpack, water and it’s stuffed animal day?! Of course it is! All the preschoolers sit down with their fuzzy friend and I try to tell my daughter “it’s ok!”. Who even has stuffed animal day anyways? *Eye roll emoji* -Sabrina
  • Mom Guilt: When I have to defend to MY mom my choice to not circumcise my son. Yes it looks different, no you don’t have to “clean it differently” and honestly I don’t care what his future wife will think because he’s 2 weeks old. -Ashley
  • Mom Guilt: When you find yourself crying while feeding your newborn because you just miss spending time with your toddler. Then when you finally are playing with your older child, you find yourself crying because you wish you had more time along with the new child. Lose lose…. -Ansley

Thank you ladies for sharing, you inspire me and make me feel supported in this crazy world.  Share your most memorable mom guilt moments in the comments for a chance to be featured in Part 2 of Mom Guilt Moments!

Dream On,

Kate