I have been thinking a lot about this lately. From seeing pictures others post about their awesome family activities, to posts on Facebook about how much some people are spending on their children for Christmas, it is easy to feel guilty as a mom. Should we though? I honestly believe that we all do our very best as parents, and as long as we are, we shouldn’t feel guilty if we don’t do as many fun activities or spend a certain amount on presents. This is easier said than done though.
For me, some days I can do a lot and other days I don’t have a second to spare. The days when I don’t have a lot of time for one on one with the boys, are the days the guilt sets in when I see a mom doing a fun activity with her little ones. Also, we are a one income household, where my income is all there is. I also have four boys, so I can’t go out and spend as much as others can with only one or two children or two large incomes. I know this, but it doesn’t stop the holiday mommy guilt from creeping up sometimes.
I know I am not alone, but I am hear to tell you all, that it doesn’t have to be this way. Know that what you do for your family and children IS enough and it is what YOU can do. That’s really all that matters, and at the end of the day if your children know you love them, there shouldn’t be any guilt.