Being a mom is hard job – a beautiful one – but still hard whether you work outside of home or not. And thus, mom-guilt is real – Am I choosing the right diaper for my kid? Is this snack really healthy for my kid? This guilt, of whether I am making the right choices for my child, is real – and working mom guilt is all too real. It is a part of all working moms’ everyday lives, and most of them can’t seem to escape it no matter how hard they try.
Most working mothers are engulfed with a sense of guilt, especially during their early years – as they fear that they are failing to take care of their kids when they are away at work. But it is important for them to know that going to work doesn’t necessarily mean that you love your kids any less. A working mom is constantly living with this conflict of having to go to work and wanting to be home with the kids – both at the same time. And we know it’s hard; but it doesn’t have to be this way! Next time you feel this way – tell yourself you are teaching your kids the value of work. You are teaching them a sense of duty. Work is an essential part of life and what better role models can there be than working moms to inculcate values like – stepping up to your responsibilities and that success takes daily commitment – early on in their kids.
So let go of that mom-guilt! Every mom, whether she chooses to work or to be a stay-at-home-mom, should be praised and supported. As there is no right way or wrong way, it is what is right for you in your situation. Today in honor of Mother’s Day we just want to remind all moms [working or stay-at-home] that they should celebrate their accomplishments at home and at work, and feel great that they are growing along with their family.