Working can give you a space that feels like your own separate from your family, but there can also be guilt associated with being a working mother. You can feel guilty for going back to work too soon after giving birth, or for barely seeing your kids because of work demands. However, your family knows that you are working to provide for them, so you shouldn’t feel guilty. You should also be kind to yourself while working from home and parenting because these are unprecedented times.
- Many mothers find themselves feeling guilty when they don’t get home until bath time or bed time after an eight-hour work day.
- It is important to remember that the sacrifices you make while your kids are younger will allow them to thrive and access ample opportunities as they grow older.
- Working moms need to realize that they are not alone in feeling as though they are not spending enough time with their family, and these circumstances do not equate to failure as a parent.
“Be kind to yourself, and remember that while you’ve spent years building and mastering your work skills, being home full-time with your job, kids, and anyone else in your household 24/7 is NOT your comfort zone.”