The following guest post is from Selena of IamFlourish.com:
There isn’t a mother out there that doesn’t struggle with some form of mommy guilt. Am I right?
It’s such a prevailing feeling that there are tons of blog posts and articles that talk about ways to dispel this guilt. I, myself, have written various posts in the past about this topic.
I find this funny because no matter what we do or which way we think about it, mommy guilt will not go away. Your kids will always be your kids, no matter what stage of life you are in or how old they are. They could be 50 years old, and you will still feel you could do more, or are not doing enough, for your child.
source: shira gal
It’s always a privilege to guest post at Simple Mom, and this week I’m sharing my thoughts about moms and our reluctance and guilt when it comes to taking care of ourselves:
I feel guilty every time I buy new underwear.
Yep, as ridiculous as it may be, I find myself feeling like I shouldn’t spend $25 on a new pack of underwear as long as the old ones have at least a tiny bit of elasticity left in them and no gaping holes.
But when my kids need new underwear? I buy it without a second thought.
I think this is a pretty common scenario for moms.
Maybe we’re not all walking around in old underwear (and for the record, despite the guilt associated, I’m not either!), but many of us have this built-in guilt complex that leads to us taking care of everybody’s needs and often neglecting our own.
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