Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mama Guilt

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I've been feeling so guilty this week. Henry is growing up so fast and I feel like I've wasted too many precious baby days being stressed out and easily frustrated at the most trivial things. I know it's normal to feel overwhelmed at times and that I am not a bad mom, yet here I am wishing I could take back every second I've ever let Henry know anything but peace and love.

I hate this feeling but I do think it's an important one because it makes me cautious of my emotions and helps me focus on the moment at hand. I'm learning that even the most stressful times can become some of your most cherished memories, it's all in how you choose to handle it that makes the difference.

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11 comments:

Mandy said...

Thank you for this! I needed to hear it tonight. Henry is a lucky little boy!

With Love, Jamie said...

You seem like an amazing mama!
I know how you feel, I always want my son to know peacefulness, never the negative emotions...BUT we are only human!
Keep being a wonderful mommy & try not to stress!
:)

Heidi said...

Allie, I just love you. Let's take a deep breath. Life is good, isn't it?

Deanna said...

just know that you're not alone in feeling like this. some evenings when i go to bed i have no idea where the day has gone, and it makes me a little sad that i didn't do anything more memorable with my boys.

Danielle said...

You are a wonderful mother, and you are not alone. We all share the same kind of feelings from time to time, and the fact that you are aware of it makes you SO amazing. And you're right- it does make us more aware of being in the moment.

You are inspiring to me and I feel lucky to have found your blog! Favorite for sure.

Bri said...

it's great that you're aware of your emotions but don't be too hard on yourself lady. you're a wonderful momma and only human, and the fact that you strive to make the best of your time with your family is inspiring :)

Lil Muse Lily said...

you said it. it's all how you choose to handle it.
but it's also good for them to know other emotions other than peace and love and not live in a bubble world. ;)

Kerry McCullough said...

I had a little emotional breakdown on Monday-- I was so stressed and it seemed like it came from out of nowhere. I took a long, hot bath and took some time to just be alone, while my husband went out with Niall. I think we sometimes forget, since we love our kids so much, that we do need a little bit of our own time to recharge. So please don't feel guilty!

Nessa said...

Great reminder. I think back to those days when I couldn't figure out how to make the little tiny baby happy... and wonder where that tiny baby went.

I love your shoes.

Summer said...

You inspire me! Do not feel one day of guilt! Your a good mama...now go kiss Henry boy. He is SUPER ADORABLE!!!

McMel said...

you couldn't have said it better b\c i feel the exact same way. there were times when he was yelling and screaming and crying and i was doing the same thing. even sometimes when i'm getting on to him now, i have to remind myself just to let it go.

you're not alone- and you're a great mommy!

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