A Working Mum's Guilt

As a working mum I suffered for a long time with ‘Mum Guilt’ and if I’m honest I still do occasionally. My ‘Mum Guilt’ was particularly bad, as I was suffering from postnatal depression. I already felt like I was failing my baby. I thought everyone was watching and judging my every move as a Mother. A role I had convinced myself I couldn’t handle and wasn’t cut out for, a role I thought I didn’t deserve. The pressure on mum to have it all and be perfect is huge and totally unnecessary.

Throughout my 9 months maternity leave I was constantly asked ‘Are you going back to work?’ Every time I would reply yes and get the same response ‘Oh you’ll change your mind when the time comes’ ‘when it comes around you won’t be able to leave your baby’…

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