Push all of those bad feelings aside. It’s time to stop the “Mom Guilt.”
Let’s stand together as proud mothers.
Last week, I shared my thoughts on approaching self-care. When I first entered parenthood, “mom guilt” ate away at me. As a result, I neglected to take care of myself and found that I was constantly exhausted and irritated.
Mom guilt can be hard to overcome. In today’s society, we’re pounded with loads of information. Not to mention, we strive to showcase an image of perfection – which can be a heavy weight to carry.
So this post is dedicated to you. Here are 5 quotes to live by when you’re feeling the heavy burden of mom guilt:
5 Important Quotes to Keep You From Feeling Mom Guilt
It’s Only Normal
“The very fact that you worry about being a good mom means that you already are one.” – Jodi Picoult
Never put yourself down: you are enough. Making mistakes and (sometimes) losing control of anything – the mess, your emotions, your thoughts – is only normal. In fact, it’s the whole (beautiful) part of being human. We are constantly changing – life is a learning experience.
You Can’t Do It All
“It’s not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts.” – Mother Teresa
We can’t clean the house and keep it perfect all the time. Your home is made for living. It won’t always be spotless – and that’s okay.
The love you apply in everything: your home cooked meal, the laundry you (struggle to) do, the career you work so hard for – these are all accomplishments. Don’t forget that.
Be There for Each Other
“As moms, we are in it together – raising the future. We are a tribe of future makers. So let’s support each other.” – Marissa Hermer
Before you judge another parent, remember how someone else always has their own story. Put yourself in their shoes.
There is power in numbers! Let’s be there for each other instead of against one another.
No One is Perfect
“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill
All of your efforts – they won’t go unnoticed. Focus on the present and remember that no one is perfect. What you’re doing is absolutely amazing.
And the wise words of Kristen Bell…
“And when I look down, even now, at the extra skin on my belly, it’s a reminder that I’ve done something spectacular. It’s a reminder that I’m a superhero. And I’m proud of it.” – Kristen Bell