The “Motherhood Guilt” creeps in from Day One; well, actually, from before that. The experts start talking (i.e. we start reading), and we realize how, even as the baby is in the womb, we are doing it all wrong. The guilt keeps growing as the little one comes into this world, and we start to make those seemingly all important decisions: Faber, Sears, Whisperer, or Happiest on the Block? The voices of friends, neighbors, mommas, and even strangers flood us with instruction. Who do we listen to? And, why is our own voice and, more importantly, God’s voice the last ones we consider?
I'm tired of it. (Well, let's be honest, I'm just tired.) But, I am also looking for some ways to change.