With Mother’s Day coming up, I wanted to do a special post about something that all mom’s feel: guilt. As a working mom of two, I can be my own worst critic. I always feel I’m not doing enough at home, I’m not doing enough work for the blog, I’m not doing enough as a wife, I’m not doing enough as a mom, and on and on… I think as moms we all have this one thing in common…mom guilt. And no matter your situation, it’s easy as a mom to feel like you are always spread too thin, that you’re not doing enough or giving enough at home or at work. Having a baby and kids changes everything. Not only does it change your priorities, your patience, your use of time, but it also changes your capacity for love and joy.
I have a work trip approaching here in a couple weeks and I’m dreading leaving the kids. Worst mom guilt ever! I know they will be fine, but it is one of the hardest things to do; especially when it’s your first time away.
In the video above, a new mom, Jessica O’Dowd, is called in for a performance review after returning from maternity leave. She’s clearly nervous about the questions she’s being asked and concerned about the perception that she isn’t making the grade since coming back to work after giving birth to her daughter.
But the reviews from her co-workers, family and friends turn out to be a surprise. Instead of a criticism, they praise her work, and how being a mom has enhanced her “performance” at life in general. The video ends with the message: “Being a mother isn’t the end of anything. It’s the start of everything.”
And I must say I agree. Being a mom has made me a better person… a better wife, a better friend, a better sister, and a better daughter. I love this video and I hope it inspires moms everywhere to have confidence and know that they are doing an AWESOME job. This Mother’s Day, remind the moms in your life of the amazing job they do every day!
In collaboration with Chicco NaturalFit.