You know, before I was pregnant with my son,
I didn't even realize there was such a thing as mama guilt.
I never would have thought of such a thing because why would there be such a thing?
I see no point in it.
What's the point in making other mother's feel bad about how they are as a mom?
What's the point in making them feel guilty to get them to do something or to not do something?
Shouldn't we, as mothers, encourage one another? Lift one another up? Love each other?
Instead we guilt, guilt, guilt.
We say you're an awful mother because you bottle feed, instead of nurse.
You're an awful mother because you let the tv be on for a long time ( totally doing this right now because guess what? I'm pregnant and tired!).
You're an awful mother because you put your child on a leash.
On and on, we guilt.
I HATE it. Its RIDICULOUS.
I don't see it doing any good in my life. All it does is make me feel bad about myself.
I don't need to feel bad about myself. I don't need to feel guilty.
I'm so thankful that God doesn't do mommy guilt.
Instead He encourages, lifts up, and loves us mama's. Instead He does the same for our little ones.
So I decided something right now. I'm not going to do mama guilt to myself or to others.
If I disagree with something there is a proper way to disagree.
Most of the time I probably don't need to open my mouth about it. =)
I believe the only time to really say anything is if the child is really being hurt.
Beating your child? Yeah, its okay to say something, but I think that's different than mommy guilt.
But I'm not going to judge you if you bottle feed or have the tv on.
I'm also not going to read articles about whether its a good idea to have your child on a leash or not!
(I did this yesterday and it just made me mad).
What do you think about mama guilt? How do you handle it?