Mommy Guilt

Ever feel like you are FaiLiNg as a parent? Chances are your kids would disagree with you.  There have been countless times when I have planned an activity that didn’t work out, attempted to bake brownies that came out burnt on the sides and gooey in the middle, or promised to devote uninterrupted time to my kids but got sidetracked by the phone, doorbell, email, or some other emergency that needed to be taken care of.  I truly believe we Mommies are much harder on ourselves than any jury of kids would ever be.


I was reminded of this just last week when I tried out a recipe for sidewalk paint made with food-coloring and cornstarch.  In my mind the paint was a total fail…it was too runny, made a giant mess, took me too long to make, and it stained the patio.  If you asked my kids what they thought I guarantee they would disagree with me.  They loved watching the red and blue paint turn into purple and had a BlAsT  painting each others feet with this new concoction of color that Mommy made for them.

The next time you are being hard on yourself as all of us Moms do…take a look at life through the eyes and mind of your child and you will find that you too are a SuPeR MoM!

~Robyn (Jersey Girl)

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4 responses to “Mommy Guilt

  1. how true, Many times I think that I did a poor job. Byt the way the recipe I have for side walk chalk uses plater of paris. with food coloring. I found it on Pinterest

  2. Trudy

    It is good for our children to see us struggle, fail and cope. Most likely someday they will be in the same situations.

  3. Thanks Robyn! I needed this today!

  4. Somehow I am trying to give my kids more realistic expectations and trying to get them to understand that the world doesn’t revolve around them. That we can not buy or do everything and that they may have to wait. They are still learning. A bit of a reality check doesn’t do them any harm. I still feel guilty.

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