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  1. Great tips! Working mom guilt affects every mom and is more important now than ever before to learn how to manage it in light of all the pressures of social media.

    1. There is a lot of pressure out there for moms to be able to do it all, even while working outside the home. I think it’s important to be realistic with our expectations. Thanks for reading!

  2. These are great tips for overcoming mom guilt, and ways to help yourself enjoy motherhood, rather than endure it. I especially appreciate the point about “you’re doing the best you can for your children”.

  3. I certainly had the SAHM guilt when we first moved to Japan. I wasn’t working and feeling like I wasn’t a real contributor. Thanks for mentioning this feeling, it’s not often talked about. Great post, I’m sure many mom’s can identify. Be well!

    1. So cool that you live in Japan!

      I know the feeling of SAHM guilt very well. I try to remember that if I was being paid for all the things I did as a mom, I would be making bank each month lol. We do it all for love, not for money.

  4. I had no idea that this was a thing, thank you for sharing, I definitely learned something!

  5. This post definitely hits home! As a full-time working mom, I have felt my fair share of mom guilt. I agree with the statement about quality over quantity. My biggest problem is being on my phone while my kids are around. This is something I want to improve on! Great article!

    1. I know the hard work of teachers. I was one was many years. Full-time working moms are amazing for doing it all. It’s not easy to put down technology since it’s such a big part of our lives. I’m also working on that too!

  6. “I had a very unique upbringing; My siblings and I raised each other in the absence of our parents, who had to immigrate to the U.S. years before us to save up enough money to bring us over one day.” This really tugged at my heart strings.

    Your article is very well written and moving (and I’m not a mom).

  7. Wow. This blog post is very informative. There’s a lot of tips to pick for moms. Good work

  8. Christine says:

    I struggle with mom guilt still to this day! Thank you for sharing

  9. I resonate with this as my maternity leave will be ending soon and my daughter will be starting daycare. Great tips to help with my mom guilt!

    1. It’s a struggle but you’re not alone!. Glad I could help

  10. Mom guilt comes at every stage of this motherhood journey. I think I got better at dealing with these feelings as my kids got older. Giving yourself some grace is so important!

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