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Hi girls, My son (10) has always been a little short tempered, but it wasn't until recently that I started realizing he may just have anxiety. I asked him what he feels and he explains it as a knot in his stomach, tight chest and his throat hurts. I feel awful that I have only just picked up on...
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My daughter is 22 months old and I'm a single mum. It's just been the two of us since she was born. She doesn't see her father due to DV so he isn't in her life. We have such a strong bond and she has only been away from me once just after she turned one but only for 6 hours. She coped well, she...
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I have been a single Mum for 5 months, previously a sahm now working full time. I'm so busy so when the kids ask for take away I say yes (often sushi, so health not the issue) when they ask for a movie at night I say yes. When they ask for new toys I say yes as it keeps them happy and busy. I hate...

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Perfection does not exist – yet as mothers so many of us are all striving for it. We’re all putting so much pressure on ourselves and placing so much emphasis on the “shoulds”... We should always enjoy motherhood. We should always want to ‘give’ to our kids even when there’s nothing left to give. We should be present and ready to engage, play and be there for our kids 100% of the time. We should...
Do you find your eyes watching other mothers and hear a little voice in your head saying, “She is so, so much better at this whole motherhood thing than me.” I do. All. The. Time. I know we shouldn’t compare. But we do, right? As sad and embarrassing as it is to admit... But why, I wonder? Why do we compare and judge ourselves so much? I mean... I’m a confident, generally self-assured person so...
This is a FAQ post. These are the most popular answers to a real question asked on The Imperfect Mum. A bit of a hard question to put into words. Lately I’m feeling like i’m now just “his wife” and “her mother” – I’m feeling like I’ve lost who I used to be. I used to be a fairly social independant woman and now I feel as though I have somehow been robbed of my independance. I have an 8 month old...
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