Mom guilt is real.
It’ll sneak up on you out of nowhere and make you feel like you’ve failed. It makes you second guess yourself and feel like you don’t know what to do.
Over the past few months, our family has been hit hard with sickness. We’ve had strep so many times in our house that I’ve lost count. We’ve been hit with a nasty little bug that took down every member of our household. I’ve washed and dried everything in my house more times than I wanted. Every tooth brush in the house has been changed at least 4-5 times. Everything that “they” say to do to get rid of the sickness, I have done, but it just keeps coming back.
My mom guilt has been heavy on me.
My kids are NEVER sick. They’re usually very healthy. They eat their veggies, get plenty of sleep, and are kept clean (as clean as little boys can be). But none of this has mattered and it’s been weighing hard on this mama heart.
I’ve felt like I was failing. I mean, who sends their kid to school FOUR times only to find out they were sick?! I was beating myself up about it only to realize that I’m not alone. I’m not the only mom who has sent her kid to school seemingly healthy only to find out they were infecting their entire class all day long.
We’re all just doing our best. We’re loving our littles, teaching them to be good little humans, and trying not to mess then up too much in the process.
So mama, next time you’re letting that guilt creep in, remind yourself that you’re a great mama. Your kids are loved and they won’t even remember all those things we stress ourselves out about. They’ll remember the hugs, the snuggles, and the memories. Everything else will just fade away.