134: Fighting Against Mom-Guilt

A few years ago, I had a phone conversation with a friend that changed my perspective forever. She told me why she never feels mom-guilt. And I loved her wisdom and think of it often.

Listen to this week’s episode to hear her advice, as well as three strategies that I use frequently when I feel the mom-guilt sneaking in:


1) List all of the blessings that your kids have in their lives, from you and others.

2) Reject “filtered-thinking.” Zoom out so you can see the big-picture of yourself and your kids’ lives.

3) Examine whether your guilt is beckoning you higher, or dragging you down lower.

What situations bring up mom-guilt for you?

What are your favorite strategies for fighting against mom-guilt?

Show Notes

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-Organization I worked with in South Africa: https://helponenow.org/south-africa/

Related Episodes

Episode 12: How to Stop Being Mean to Yourself: 3 Tools I Learned in Counseling

Episode 16: How to Be the Mom You Are, Instead of the Mom You Think You Should Be


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