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Mom Guilt

To The Parents Who Don't Feel Like They Can Get It All Done

Liz Curtis Faria | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Liz Curtis Faria

Sometime during the day, in the middle of the things that did and didn't happen, your breath caught in your throat (for an instant) as you watched your baby (no matter how old your "baby" might be, now) from across the room. He is the best thing you've ever seen.

9 Parenting Responsibilities You Can Start Outsourcing Tomorrow

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 03.20.2015 | Parents
Katherine Wintsch

What's so wrong with outsourcing? Perhaps it's the future of parenting. Let go of the guilt and let someone else help.

Why Alone Time For You Is Good For Your Kids

Cheryl Elizabeth | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Cheryl Elizabeth

If my kids never saw me take time to refuel and rest, often through pursuing my hobbies and passions, would they grow up thinking they always have to be working, serving and doing?

11 Parenting Confessions That You Don't Feel Guilty About

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 03.12.2015 | Parents

In a February blog post, dad John Kinnear listed 20 so-called "horrible" things he and his wife do to their kids that they just don't feel guilty abou...

Dear Moms: You Matter

Toni Hammer | Posted 03.12.2015 | Parents
Toni Hammer

Carving out time to make these things happen will of course require sacrifice. But hey, we're already great at sacrificing these days. We're professionals. And we shouldn't have to sacrifice ourselves any longer.

Help From Pinterest For My Daughter's Party? Not This Time

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 03.06.2015 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

This year, I took a different approach. I wanted to have a party that was as stress-free as possible for me. Because when Mommy is stressed, no one has fun, especially Hubby. So, what does one Mommy looking for the easy way out do to throw a fun birthday party? Outsource.

To the Mom Who Thinks She's Not Enough

Jennifer Bly | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Bly

I remember the first time I discovered I was pregnant. I looked in disbelief at the pregnancy test. The joy that I felt was immediately overcome by concern.

Pay It Forward, Waiting to Pay It Back

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 02.18.2015 | Good News
Nicole Jankowski

The latte was a gift, something to be appreciated. A simple reminder that kindness is palpable and comes in a red cardboard cup, with whipped cream on top. Sometimes we have to just accept help, just allow ourselves to be on the receiving end.

6 Truths About Motherhood

Mommy Nearest | Posted 02.05.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Isn't it amazing how it's possible to never have a minute alone and yet to be heart-achingly lonely at the same time?

Why Your Mommy Guilt Can Be Good For You

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 02.05.2015 | Parents
40 Percent and Rising

Guilt can be a big neon sign pointing to inner needs that aren't being met. It can also lead you to satisfaction and joy that comes from spending your time doing things you love and things that nourish you on all levels, including in your work.

The Single Worst Part of Becoming a Parent

The Next Family | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
The Next Family

I know that it's good for us to be apart. I know she thrives when socializing with other kids and developing relationships with family and close friends. But I feel horrible for abandoning her, and wonder if she internalizes it as "mama cares about something else more than me."

The Honeymoon: Mom's Guilt Trip

LaReine Chabut | Posted 03.20.2015 | Parents
LaReine Chabut

The best day ever was when I remarried last summer -- my two daughters and my husband's two sons were the entire wedding party. What followed was the anticipation of the best honeymoon ever to Bora Bora! I couldn't believe how euphoric I felt... until I hit "the glitch."

When You Are Hard-Wired for Guilt

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

As I sat down at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee and my iPhone, I noticed that my husband was busy unloading the dishwasher and re-organizing a cupboard. A wave of guilt washed over me. I'd slept later than he had by a good hour, yet I had no intention of getting up to help him.

The Disappointing Moments of Parenthood

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 02.11.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

We've all had those days. The kids are fighting. They don't appreciate the treat you gave them. They're rude. They forget their manners. Does it make them monsters or you a bad parent? Despite what many would say while wagging a finger, No. It does not.

The Side of Motherhood We Aren't Prepared to Discuss

Traci Bild | Posted 01.31.2015 | Parents
Traci Bild

I treaded very lightly and explained that I was that mom at one time, but that I had found a way out of the daily grind. My passion and book, Get Your Girl Back, was to help their moms do the same.

It's Not A 'Mommy' Problem, It's A 'Guilty' Problem

Reem Kassis | Posted 01.18.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

It was only 10:00 a.m. on a Monday morning and I had already felt guilty more than 15 times. My guilt gene is not even particularly well-developed, but apparently it was still in my DNA.

What Normal Looks Like

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Broadbent

For all of you mamas insisting your immaculate house is messy, and all of you normal mamas therefore afraid to have anyone come into your house ever, because that level of clean is just not achievable due to kids/time/dogs/life/constant art projects, let's set some guidelines.

Burdened With Guilt Over Past Parenting Mistakes

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

There is no way to undo the actions of your past. But if you do the work of mourning for what you and your children have lost, you will find yourself more available to fully enjoy the life you are living with your children now.

10 Ways That Pinterest Showed Me I Suck As a Person

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 01.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Samantha Rodman PhD

Pinterest, you may look happy and colorful, but you are really a cold and heartless artistically-designed, birthday-cake fueled demon. You have taught me that I suck in areas of life that I didn't even know existed until I met you.

To The Furious Mom In The Target Parking Lot

Brain, Child | Posted 01.04.2015 | Parents
Brain, Child

I see the fury in your eyes as I roll slowly past, looking for a parking spot. I see your rawness and it shocks me, not because I'm judging you, but because it's all too familiar, that look, that feeling. I've been there -- believe me.

The Meaning Of Motherhood In Two Knocks On The Door

Robyn Passante | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Robyn Passante

The beauty of motherhood is in the folds and creases of our lives, the grimaces and tantrums, the moments when we have to grit our teeth to get through, when we pound on windows and yell and scream and demand better of each other and ourselves.

Supermom DOES Exist. You'll Never Guess Who She Is.

Lauren Cormier | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Lauren Cormier

Much has been said about the Myth of the Supermom. That nonexistent female who does it all and looks good doing it. As moms, we hear about this woman, we know she's a myth, and yet we wonder... does she really exist?

5 Things A Stay-At-Home Mom Needs To Let Go

Jenifer DeMattia | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Jenifer DeMattia

All the images in my head of the mom I wanted to be screwed up my ability to BE the best mom I could be. That is the lesson.

Mom Guilt

Justine Solot | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Justine Solot

Why did I get so impatient when my 4-year-old treated the minivan like a jungle gym? I raise my voice too often. I tell them to hurry too much. I'm not a fun mom. I don't read enough with the baby.

Stop Trying To Make It Perfect; Make It Good Enough

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

I step out in front of the full-length mirror and lather my entire body in cocoa butter lotion, staring at the unrecognizable shape in front of me. I find three small stretch marks underneath my belly button and feel guilty for even noticing.