How to Stop Feeling Mom Guilt


Ugh, mom guilt. It seems to be an integral part of motherhood. Born at the moment of conception, the guilt starts wreaking havoc on your life. Even before the baby is born you start thinking, “I shouldn’t have done this” or “I should have done that.” And once they’re born, forget about it. Every little tear they shed, every little mistake piles up like dirty diapers until you’re overwhelmed by a giant stack of stinky guilt.

Does Mom Guilt Need to Be a Part of Your Life?

It seems some mothers latch onto the mom guilt as a rite of passage. You’re supposed to feel it, right? Well, perhaps not. In most cases, guilt is a rather unproductive emotion. It doesn’t help you accomplish anything. It doesn’t make you or your child a better person. It doesn’t change things.  It actually can make things much worse.

Think about the last time you felt a bit of guilt. Maybe you snapped at your child or didn’t feed them as many vegetables as you think you should have. Or like me, as a work at home mom, you spent a little more time at the computer than you wanted to.   Those haunting words inside your head making you feel like the worse mom ever!

What did the guilt accomplish? Did it change the past? Did it magically make you, or your child, feel better? No and no. Let it go!

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Ten Minute Tuesday


Looking for a little pick me up this morning?   Welcome to a regular feature for Tuesday, Ten Minute Tuesday.

Take a few minutes to slow down, sit & enjoy the music – let the words sink into your spirit.  This song has been one of my favorites for awhile and I always feel so drawn to slow down and just close my eyes when it comes on the radio, I hope you feel that same draw.  May your day be blessed!

” How great He is!  His power is absolute!  His understanding is unlimited.”  Psalm 147:5

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Being the Barometer in Your Home


“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather.”     -Goethe


Jenny’s Take: Upon first glance, this might seem like a self absorbed statement. I suppose you could read it this way, if it weren’t for one little word. That word is “frightening”. There is a certain amount of humility when you recognize that things don’t happen TO you, but rather WITH you. You have the power – and it is immense in its nature – to take anything that comes your way and handle it with grace, humor, and dignity.   [Read more…]