Mom Guilt

I should spend more time 1:1 with my child.

I shouldn’t put time into working out because that cuts into time with my child. 

I should meal prep more healthy meals.

Are you also feeling all of these things?

The LIST goes on and on. Mom guilt is the feeling of not doing enough, or anxiety around the expectations you have set for yourself as a mother. Mom guilt is REAL. Research shows that new moms, single moms, and working moms in particular struggle with mom guilt the most.  

Some Helpful Tips for Mom Guilt:


1. Schedule and make an effort for uninterrupted 1:1 meaningful time with your little.

Don’t forget small moments like bath time, eating a meal together, and reading a book are special for both you and your little one.

2. Trust yourself and your intuition- you know what is best for you and your family. 

You always do the right thing, listen to your heart and don’t be overpowered by negative thoughts.

3. Manage your expectations and new reality.

You cannot be everything, to everyone, all the time. Don’t be so hard on yourself! Do not compare yourself to other moms, caregivers, people you follow on instagram, or your former self before becoming a mother.

4. Ask for help!

This is really important. If you are having trouble finding time to balance it all and the anxiety is overwhelming, ask your village (mom, sister, friend, therapist, neighbor) for help.

5. Don’t forget to care for yourself, you too need to be nurtured.

As mothers, we are juggling a lot. This is just something we all deal with every day and need to manage our expectations with. You ARE doing enough. You are the perfect mom for your children/child.

by Kelly Buller