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Trust Your Instincts: Mom Guilt and Writing

  Posted by Jean Oram , 09 May 2012 · 475 views

There is nowhere more prevalent where we need to trust our gut and instincts than in parenting. I mean, even more than writing–although you really need to follow them there as well!
I have to admit, sometimes I get Mom Guilt pretty bad. Right now my little guy has woken from his nap. He’s cooing softly to himself, still in his crib. While my instincts (and past experience) tell me that he is content and won’t be as content if I get him up before he calls me, I feel guilt. I am typing a mile a minute trying to get every second of “writing time” out of this nap that I can.
Why? Because I try to put it away when my kids are up and need me.
But it’s hard. Finding that balance. Meeting the needs of my family while balancing my own need to have a career that I absolutely love.
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Today, I am a guest on the lovely, new, and very bad ass online magazine, The Indie Chicks. These ambitious women have spunk! It’s my first guest post and I’m pretty excited about it. What am I talking about over there? Mom Guilt (or Dad Guilt for you lovely Dad’s out there–I know you feel it too). If you’ve ever experienced it and have wondered what life is like on the other side of “super busy” then have I got a post for you!
So go grab a glass of wine (it’s 5PM somewhere), let the kids see how much playdough they can stick to the underside of the dining room table before it peels off, and click this linky to read my take on Mom Guilt and letting our kids play. And if you think I’m going to be just blowing smoke the whole time–I’ve thrown in some research too. So, educational, inspiring, and… fun!
By the way, they need writers for their blogs and this is a fabulous way to get some exposure and cross-promotional yahoo going on. (These fine ladies managed to score 1000 Facebook likes in like, no time! They are not to be messed with!)
And in case you are still on the fence, my post on the Deadly Swamp of Mom Guilt might just change your life!
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Don’t miss it, and most of all…
I’m rooting for you!

P.S. What brings on your Mom or Dad Guilt? What helps you survive it?


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