Why Do I Feel Guilty About My Naps?

By Tamara Reese for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers


stay home mom guilt napsI went back to work when my firstborn was six weeks old and I felt like my heart was being ripped out of my body every minute of the day until I could race home to him.

Deciding to stay home was scary and I feel blessed our family was able to make financial sacrifices enabling me to make this choice. But once the band-aid was pulled, I found myself in a day-to-day rhythm that was completely foreign to me. In addition, I felt like I was a one-woman-show with a social stigma to refute. If I was “giving up” my career to stay at home, it needed to be productive. I needed to cook and clean and craft and be the best damn homemaker I could be because the degrees I’m still paying off are wasting away on a shelf until I get back to the workforce.

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2 thoughts on “Why Do I Feel Guilty About My Naps?”

  1. No guilt, no guilt, no guilt! We have to take care of ourselves. Sleep is one of the most important things that allows us to function as people and especially as mothers.

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