Mother’s Day is a special day for us mummies, but I’m going to imagine that for 365 days of the year we can drop mum guilt and step into being the fabulous mum, wife and human that we are – and deserve to be.
I went to an EFT workshop with a friend the other week, and literally within minutes myself and about 8 other women were sobbing about how guilty we feel because we aren’t the mum that we think we should be.
We feel guilty because we’re not with them enough. We feel guilty because we send them to nursery. We feel guilty because we work… We feel guilty because we’re a stay at home mum… We feel guilty because they’re not walking, talking, eating, sleeping the right way…
We put so much pressure on ourselves to produce these super human children that eat, sleep and develop in the right way… From the moment they are born we fret about breastfeeding vs bottle, and then we move on to eating solids, and then on to walking, and then talking, and nursery development… and then choosing a primary school, then keystage development, and homework, and then what senior school, then study for GCSES, and then A-levels, and then university, and then jobs the list goes on…
When do we get to say, WE ARE ENOUGH.
You – yes, YOU are a brilliant mum. You are a brilliant woman. You are a brilliant partner. You’re a brilliant boss. And you flipping ROCK your world.
A MUM TREAT FOR EVERYDAY
Close your eyes just for a minute.
Breathe deeply, and imagine you are in your favourite place in the world (by the beach, climbing in the Himalayas, in your childhood back garden).
Transport yourself to that safe, magical and warm place. Soak up the smells, feel the sun’s rays, and just be.
Breathe deeply and relax.
You are perfect, just as you are.
365 Days of Happy Mum xxx