In my opinion the Mom guilt magnifies by 25% as a stay at home mom. When I was working full time I didn’t feel that guilty. I loved my job, my kid was in a great daycare, Marcos had a flexible schedule and I knew me working was providing Fitz with the type of life I wanted for him and for myself.
Now that I am home I feel like I need to make our moments count, be with him all the time, and I feel guilty about food choices, getting house stuff done, putting him in daycare, hiring a sitter, not having him around other kids enough, going back to work, and my failure to apply sunscreen.
There are SO many mixed messages about what is the “ideal” situation for a child. I think its what makes the mama happiest. If we can just block out all the external stuff, and think about what we need to feel strong, this would all be so much easier.
What works for you?
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