Guilt – A highly contagious virus is spreading like wildfire this flu season. Parents, especially mothers are highly susceptible. This includes: stay-at-home, working, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, single, coupled, same-sex, attachment-parenting, helicopter, free-range, tiger, and any other type of mother you can think of.
There is no known vaccine.
The virus may cause insomnia, emotional distress, stress related headaches, attitude problems, marital discord, stomach aches, and nausea. It may lead sufferers to drink copious amounts of wine or binge eat after bedtime.
There is no known cure. Although sleep, exercise, yoga, wine and confessing all your guilt inducing sins to your true friends will help alleviate symptoms. Acceptance, of oneself and fellow sufferers is key to moving forward.
Let’s support one another in this parenting escapade.
We are all doing the best we can.
Also, if you get a chance check out my essay “Mom Guilt” on the Huffington Post – share it, like it, tweet it, and email it around. You can “Fan Me” if you want the Huff Post to send you an email whenever I publish over there.
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