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27. Ditch The Guilt
Mom guilt is a waste of time, no matter how real it might feel. Instead of needlessly comparing yourself to others, give your best and then be kind to yourself. After all, no one can do it all alone.

As Kimber Kirshner Azevedo pointed out, “75% of American Moms work. It doesn’t make you a bad parent and it does get easier!”

Erika E. added, "F the mom guilt. It's a stupid and useless waste of your precious emotional capacity. Think of all the ways it is good for you, good for your partner, good for your child, and good for the world that you are at work. You are creating financial stability for your family, which may save your lives one day if death, illness or divorce eliminates your partner's income. You are making a difference for people in the world. You are setting an example for your child of self-sufficiency, financial independence, and tenacity. You're taking pressure off your partner to be the sole provider in the household. You're making it easier for women everywhere to go back to work, because you did it. And hopefully, you are getting something out of it yourself. Whether this is having a career that changes the world, or having a 30 minute lunch break to yourself everyday, or anything in between, you are getting something out of it too. You deserve to be happy, fulfilled, and financially independent. And I really believe you can care for your children better when you are caring for yourself. There are going to be good days and there are going to be bad days and there are going to be bad weeks. It's going to be tiring and emotional but there's also a lot of opportunity in returning to work. Don't for a minute feel guilty."