Parent guilt

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  • Posted by Tamara on December 27, 2021 at 2:24 PM

    What’s your most effective form of “mommy guilt” that gets you? What’s your Achilles heel?

    It occurred to me today as I decided to take some time. Ok, to be honest I contemplated taking most the day if not all of it, relaxing. I have a great book I’ve been reading but most days after I read and study the word, have time in prayer, get the kids started with school….there’s no time left for reading.

    Today, after the holiday seemed and felt like the perfect time to relax in my favorite sweats, with my cute mug of coffee and catch up on my reading.

    HOWEVER! Boom! As time began to pass, yup you guessed it. The mommy guilt started! The voice in my head listed all the quote unquote more values uses of my time and I almost abandoned my fuel for the often convincing argument that relaxation is a waste of time!

    Not today! I got up, switched the laundry, showered and decided if not today, when? As I started to argue back at my annoying thoughts. I preached my sermons to myself and realized again…. the most precious, best use of time. Is time WELL spent! Time refueling (in whatever your idea of fuel is). Time getting recharged makes you an even better mom, wife, woman, leader, friend, minister, husband, father etc. All that and more! So today… let’s just take a moment out to remember. If today is not your day to relax… if you don’t have a day or a block of the day. Plan one for yourself in 2022. Don’T let your thoughts negotiate an alternative. You need it! Especially if you’re a single parent!

    Share your thoughts and favorite form of rest!

    Adriana replied 9 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Adriana

    December 27, 2021 at 3:50 PM

    I have and had mom guilt all the time. I have a boy. Mommies know boys love to move around they have a ton of energy. Regularly. I was just thinking to myself God gave me exactly what I asked for. A son. I love him dearly but the energy and early mornings have me in bed by 7:30 pm.

    Today Adrian wanted to go to the gym. I said bud I can’t today is a rest day for me. Where are always out and about at a park, (Wegmans) my favorite store haha. Mommie mode is always on. I felt bad for saying no to the gym because he’s a boy and it’s school vacation but this momma needs rest too.

    I’m literally learning it’s okay to rest. It’s not impossible to pour from an empty cup, but why would we want too. We gotta give our kids, husbands and the people lives we touch the best of us. So it’s okay to rest. And not feel bad for it. Thank you for this encouragement.

Tamara Marcella Ministries

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