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My son’s best friends brother (let’s call him Frank) has a range of special needs, I won’t name them as it may identify him but it is quite common for Frank to be extremely violent towards his 3 siblings and his parents. And now given my sons close friendship with Franks brother, this translates...
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Hi ladies i need some advice I have made the decision to leave my husband as I am well and truly done with the way he treats myself and our children. Esp the eldest (from another relationship) who he taunts and just hassles at every chance he gets. A huge part of his problem is anxiety, but i cant...
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I am wanting to split with my partner of 3 years and unsure of how to explain to miss 7yo in a way it won’t affect her long term. Have been living together for just under a year and in that time she has seen him as dad (her real dad has never been in picture and never will be) she can only knows my...

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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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