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Mom Guilt

You May Not Be Able to Have It All But You Can Have Alot - And That's Okay....

Linda Lightman | Posted 06.26.2015 | Women
Linda Lightman

I love my work and feel incredibly lucky to do what I do every day. I started Linda's Stuff in my kitchen and today, 15 years in, I'm sitting in a 93,000 sq. ft. warehouse pinching myself.

I Missed the Memo on Mom Guilt

Julia Bensfield | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents
Julia Bensfield

Mom guilt (also known as #momguilt) is a thing. It's the feeling a mother, or any parent, gets when something happens to her child and she blames herself, whether or not the blame is warranted.

Enough With Being A Stressed-Out Parent

The Mid | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
The Mid

Sometimes the most important part of the day is making sure you move slowly enough that you don't lose the little things. They can be awfully hard to find again.

Judgy-Wudgy Was a Mom

Eileen O'Connor | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Eileen O'Connor

When I first started having kids, I wanted to be perfect. I wanted my little angels to be well-dressed and well-behaved. I wanted my house to be clean. I wanted them to eat healthy. Somewhere around my third child, I realized there's no such thing as perfect. I'm a slow learner.

New Study Says A Working Mom Is A Plus for Kids

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Liam Robb O'Hagan

The findings don't surprise me. If parents are role models, then these are the sort of effects you would expect to see in the children of parents who work.

3 Ways to Take Care of YOURSELF This Mothers' Day

Janice Windt | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Janice Windt

I have recently had the privilege of interviewing moms from all over the world, and have been absolutely blown away by the stories they have to share.

Mom Guilt Is a B*tch

Elisha Wilson Beach | Posted 05.07.2015 | Parents
Elisha Wilson Beach

Once Mom Guilt got comfortable, she started interjecting with her opinions and advice all the time.

Guilty Volunteer, Please Put Your Hand Down

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Lisa Earle McLeod

Guilt may induce you to sign up for a thankless task, but it quickly loses its motivational power as the job wears on. If you're going to volunteer, don't simply respond to somebody else's desperate plea for help. Think about how you can create a meaningful experience for yourself.

5 Reasons To Look Forward To A 'Work Week'

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

My bosses do not draw with markers on their bodies or the wall. This is great news for many reasons, but mainly because it means that I will not be asked to scrub faces, arms or walls to remove marker for the majority of the week.

Dear Daughter, Here's Why I Hope You Have The Choice to Work Or Stay Home

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

What I hope for you most of all is that by the time you are a mom, we have all moved to a place where moms and dads both have the support they need to make the decision that is best for their families.

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

Liz Curtis Faria | Posted 05.24.2015 | 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 05.20.2015 | 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 05.17.2015 | 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 05.12.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.07.2015 | 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 04.07.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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.