Parenthood Guilt Questions
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - 13:51
I’m not sure what I need right now..but please don’t be negative and bash me, trust me I’m doing it enough myself. I’m freaking out so much, I feel sick to my stomach and I just can’t do anything.. I’ve been claiming a Centrelink payment for a couple of years now. My circumstances changed and I...
Monday, 20 May 2019 - 17:16
Hi, very picky subject. Has anyone had a child and later down the track after being a single mum for so long wonder what it would be like if you didn't have a child?
Saturday, 18 May 2019 - 14:57
I want to separate from my partner of 15 years, but my fear of missing my children is holding me back. We would share custody. Four days with me, and three days with him. Our children are under 10. I suffer from anxiety, and I know this is affecting my decision. I've wanted to end our relationship...
Parenthood Guilt Blog Posts
Submitted by The Imperfect Mum on Mon, 12/01/2015 - 14:09.
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...
Submitted by The Imperfect Mum on Tue, 09/12/2014 - 13:30.
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...
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 14/09/2013 - 19:01.
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...