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Mom Guilt & Story Time Gone Wrong

We’re taking on and deconstructing “mom guilt” in this episode. We share our thoughts on where we think it comes from, and if and how we deal with it as fairly new moms. We touch on the whole “working mom”, “stay at home mom” dynamic, and share things we never feel guilty about as a mom (like cocktails)…

Apple-pie-on-the-rocks

P.S. Thanks for all the postcards. This one from our Canadian friend Sherrie is amazing!

Apple Pie on the Rocks

  • shot of fireball
  • shot of vanilla vodka
  • top with apple cider
  • brown sugar and cinnamon rim and cinnamon stick garnish

Some good stuff we mentioned…

In current obsessions, Erica can’t stop drinking Diet Cranberry Splash Sierra Mist, and Kelsey is guzzling Trader Joe’s Chai. In neighborhood news, Kelsey’s census dreams came true, and the census representative may have gotten more than she bargained for, and Erica will NEVER go to library story time again.

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5 responses to “Mom Guilt & Story Time Gone Wrong”

  1. For working moms how are the house chores divided up or aren’t they?

  2. In our household with two full time working parents I feel that the house work and child care is very equal. We don’t have set chores but just both pitch in and in fact I might even say that Chris does more housework than I do in terms of cleaning, etc. And often on Sundays he’s the one who preps the boy’s lunches, bags for daycare and even the laundry. I do think that when both parents are working that the house work should be equally shared.

  3. I am an attorney and a mom of an 18 month old. Just last week I had a 60 hour work week with a traveling husband, wondering if I was crazy for having some of the same thoughts you both mentioned in this episode. I completely agree that a lot of my guilt is a result of feeling like I should feel guilty. I try to always dedicate the short time I have with my little one in the evenings, even if it means I’m eating shredded chicken, cheese & grapes right along beside him for dinner. (Dinner of champions, I tell ya.) Thanks so much for your fresh insight on this topic — you guys always make my week a little better!

  4. I am an attorney and a mom of an 18 month old. Just last week I had a 60 hour work week with a traveling husband, wondering if I was crazy for having some of the same thoughts you both mentioned in this episode. I completely agree that a lot of my guilt is a result of feeling like I should feel guilty. I try to always dedicate the short time I have with my little one in the evenings, even if it means I’m eating shredded chicken, cheese & grapes right along beside him for dinner. (Dinner of champions, I tell ya.) Thanks so much for your fresh insight on this topic — you guys always make my week a little better!

  5. Oh I’m so glad we could offer any reassurance or perhaps commiserate 🙂 Oh man we eat so many quesadillas for dinner, no shame! You’re doing a great job!

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