I was surfing baby center trying to find fun activity suggestions for my 3-month old when I caught the title of an article called, “Why Mom Guilt is Good.” At about that time I was feeling pretty guilty myself. I had played with Elle on the play mat, in her bouncy seat, in her bebe pod, held her for a while, and she had started to get a little fussy so I decided to put her in her swing. Mind you, she had a little nap in her swing this morning so I felt a little guilty putting her back in there. Shouldn’t I be holding her and talking to her? She always smiles when I talk to her. But wouldn’t she be crying if she didn’t want to go in her swing?
I feel like a bad mommy when I’m not entertaining her! I know I shouldn’t, but I do. It’s been hard juggling launching a company while being a new mom and caring for a newborn. I’m still trying to find some balance. For example, in the morning when she wakes up, I try to just check the site real quick to make sure nothing is amiss then I try to have just girls ‘time where I talk to her while I make coffee and have breakfast. Then we play a while and then I have to get hopping on the Web site, but I can feel her eyes staring at me saying, “Mommy, play with me!” “What is more interesting than me?”
I love my daughter more than words can describe – I just want her to know it. The article I reference at the top helped me realize that mommy guilt isn’t such a bad thing. It makes up put away our iPhones and laptops for play time. It makes us spend all day talking to an infant who can’t talk back. It makes us excited to see their little cheeks even at 4 a.m. when you went to bed at Midnight after a night of working.
I thought it was a great article to share with all of you amazing parents. Enjoy!