I am part of the BabyCenter blog network so I wanted to share about Guilt-Free Parenting Week which starts today! Here is more information from BabyCenter:
According to a survey of 5,000 moms on BabyCenter®, the #1 pregnancy and parenting destination worldwide, 94 percent of moms feel guilty about some aspect of their parenting, from the amount of time they spend with their kids to the kind of diapers they use. In response, BabyCenter today announced it will be hosting a Guilt-Free Parenting Week, urging moms and dads everywhere to let go of the guilt and celebrate the joys of parenting.
“This week is designed for moms and dads to take a step back, breathe deeply, and stop being so hard on themselves or other parents. We’re all doing the best we can for our kids,” said Linda Murray, BabyCenter Editor-in-Chief. “Perfect parents don’t exist, and kids don’t need them to thrive. Guilt-Free Parenting Week is about accentuating the positive, cutting ourselves some slack, and celebrating the joys of parenthood.”
According to the BabyCenter survey, moms feel most guilty about:
1. Feeding their babies formula
2. Using TV as a babysitter
3. Being environmentally unfriendly
4. Feeding kids junk food
5. Leaving their child with another caregiver
6. Yelling at their kids
7. Not being able to afford all the extras
In keeping with guilt-free parenting week… My boys ate cinnamon covered french toast sticks for breakfast today and watched way too much TV. I realize those aren’t the best choices I have made as a parent but you know what? I love my kids and am doing the best I can for them.
Will you let go of your mommy guilt today?