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When the Mom Guilt Sets In

I lay in bed listening to the sounds of my husband’s deep breaths, indicating he was sound asleep. But I was wide awake. My mind was racing, and I kept hearing that voice in my head.   The voice just kept whispering it was all my fault. Tears welled in my eyes and began to roll […]

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The Guilt of Mothering After Miscarriage

Although miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant mortality have occurred throughout history, it wasn’t until 1988 that President Ronald Reagan designated the month of October to its observance. By 2002, October 15th was specifically recognized as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.  Since then, much of the stigma surrounding these type of losses have been erased. This […]

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How I Kicked Mom Guilt to the Curb

A lot of ink gets spilled about Mom Guilt. That creeping, nagging feeling, however true or untrue, that we could have done it better. We members of the motherhood tribe are capable of making ourselves feel bad for any number of things, ranging from the legitimate (losing our temper with our kids) to the absurd […]

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I Need Time Away From My Kids, and I Will Not Feel Guilty About It

I love my children. I love their spunk, their personalities, their joy at the little things, their unpredictability, and their curiosity for the world. But, honestly, I cannot spend every minute with them. The same things I love about them also can become the things that make me want to hide in my bathroom (which […]

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I’m a SAHM … But I Miss My Job

Hi, I’m a stay at home mom and I have a confession to make: I miss my job. You see, I’ve been a working mom the last five years. While I worked full-time as a high school English teacher, my twin daughters attended a wonderful daycare.  Being a working mom was something in which I […]

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