I really do believe that mom guilt comes in massive waves. Some days, you feel like you’ve got this whole mom thing together. The kids are playing happily, you had a few extra minutes to clean the kitchen, and you even had time to prep dinner before three p.m (that in itself is a huge accomplishment, right)?? But, the next day all of those feelings of accomplishment quickly vanish. The kids have thrown five tantrums before nine a.m., you have a meeting you’re already running late to, and you’ve lost your patience more times than you’d like to admit.
We get so caught up in all of the things we SHOULD be doing in life; we ‘should’ be exercising, we ‘should’ be eating healthy, we ‘should’ be spending time with our kids…the list goes on. But, sometimes the most powerful changes happen when we stop adding and instead, begin subtracting things that don’t serve us.
I‘ve been reading personal development books for about 10 years now, and I cannot tell you how much they have changed my life. If you’re looking for personal growth book inspiration, I’ve got the perfect list for you! These novels have helped me in so many ways, from learning how to manage my stress better, to loving myself more, to living a life of deep purpose and inner happiness.
Ok, I’ll be honest…I’ve been debating as to whether I should write this article or not for a little while now. I think it’s simply because I want every single mother (and person in general) to love their bodies. There are so many people telling women how they SHOULD look postpartum. The media is a very good example of this, consistently belittiling women for not losing the baby weight fast enough, and showing photos of celebrities two weeks postpartum with a six pack.