“Guilt to motherhood is like grapes to wine.” ~ Fay Weldon
It Really Is Ridiculous
The first time I heard the words “mom guilt” I was not a mother. Instead, I was a young woman without children and I thought the idea of mom guilt was the most ridiculous thing I had ever heard. Fast forward a few years and my feelings of mom guilt remain the same. I still find it to be absolutely ridiculous, but this time around I say that as someone who’s wrestled with that wicked emotion more times than I can count. Oftentimes it has blindsided me. Other times it has reduced me into a salty puddle of tears. And every now and then it has left me paralyzed with self-disgust and doubt.