mom guilt

It killed me but we bought “teething mixture”

Even writing out this title gives me a sense of shame. We bought teething mixture. I had heard a lot about teething mixture before we had bought it. Good things from moms who had used it previously and some scary things from moms who would just never do that to their child! It was this conflict, that had made me so embarrassed to even consider this mixture. There is so much information out there, so much judgement, so many people guilt tripping you on how you should be raising your children.

teething mixture

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Mom Guilt: The Payback Factor

I have been AWOL (absent without leave) for a week, whilst my life has been less than its usual imperfect self. All the while looking back now I tried to maintain some normality – which as we know raises even more havoc!The #ECMeetUp was on my calendar (side note: this was amazing!) for a really long time, but early last week it seemed this plan was destined to fail. Is this a Murphy’s Law thing? Because I really, really could do with a break here! (more…)

My thoughts on the ever present, mom judgement

mom judgement

Most women look forward to having kids one day, its part of our picture perfect dream of our lives – together with white picket fences. One day, when it happens for us, there is so much joy, and excitement. So much preparation. SO. MUCH. PREPARATION. Everything should be perfect for this new little life. Yet, in all my preparations, no one prepared me for the “mom judgement”. (more…)

Signs your child is being bullied

Several months ago – the unthinkable happened to us. We found out that Emilie had been bullied at school. When we had found out, it was already going on for quite a while and Emilie was exploding with emotions that at the time, she didn’t know how to cope with. I was beside myself. I missed the signs. (more…)

Choosing a daycare for your baby

Not too long ago Ian and I were in a huge fix. We decided that the best thing for our family would be to put our boy into a daycare (*insert the sound of my heart breaking). It was a difficult decision to say the least, insert mom guilt. After some sleepless nights, (more…)