For most of us, feeling guilty comes with the mama territory. And feeling guilty can begin even before the baby arrives. (I drank a Dr. Pepper in the third month of pregnancy…. I shouldn’t have done that. Or, what if something is wrong with the baby because I missed two days’ worth of prenatal vitamins?)
We moms are pros when it comes to laying guilt trips on ourselves. We feel guilty for things like work, money, eating, housework, family, time, things we did, things we didn’t do, things we didn’t do well enough — the list goes on and on and on. Even kids can often pick up a parent’s sense of guilt and manipulate it to their own advantage.
When we stop by Magic 107.9 today (Thursday) for our weekly chat with radio hosts Jennifer Irwin and Guy Westmoland, we’ll tackle the topic of Mom Guilt. We’ll discuss the differences between “real guilt” and “false guilt”.
The real guilt is the stuff that can actually help us set things straight when we mess up. The false guilt just wastes our time and makes our hair turn gray a lot faster.
Find out how to tell the difference between the two by tuning in to Magic 107.9 between 7:40 and 8:40 Thursday morning. You can also listen to the radio live on your computer by clicking the graphic on the right.
We don’t want to leave listeners with any kind of guilt trip, so we’ll wrap things up by talking about some of our “guilty pleasures”. (My list is so long… pasta, Grey’s Anatomy, chocolate, shoe shopping, Scrabble on the iPhone, cheese dip.) We like those much better than guilt trips anyway. 🙂