Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mommy Guilt

It comes in all forms. We feel it for many things:

Breast feeding didn't work for us.

I work full time and my baby's in daycare.

Sometimes I turn on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse to get a few minutes to myself.

All things we feel guilty about, but definitely shouldn't.

My newest mommy guilt obsession
- the gym.

I need to work out. NEED to. And, for maybe the first time in my life, I actually want to. Here's the problem...I feel bad about going to the gym after work. I feel bad that E has been in school all day and then I leave her right after we get home.

She's fine. Daddy takes super good care of her and she thinks he's the best thing since sliced bread. Buddy keeps her pretty entertained too. They're all fine. It's me. I'm the one with the issues.

So, I'm just going to do it. I'm going to go work out and I'm going to feel really terrible about it for a week or so. Then I'll get over it just like I've gotten over all my other mommy guilt issues.

Anybody else in the same boat?


  1. I definitely feel you. I have that mommy guilt a lot. Working full time and being gone many nights at school the last few years have done it. We all make the sacrifices we need to for our family. Staying in shape is a wonderful gift to give your family so that you'll stay healthy and live a long and happy life with them. I have guilt over not being able to work out in the last few years because of school so that is definitely in the plans for this year when school is finally finished. We each know our family and circumstances and have to make the decisions that are best for us and them. Sounds like Daddy and baby are getting some wonderful quality time together which is also a plus! :-)

  2. Oh yes the Mommy guilt! We all as Mommies know it well. I try to remind myself that I am doing the best I can as a Mom and taking those few minutes here and there will help me be a better Mother as I will have more patience and more of myself to give after a little break :)