We all love our children and would do anything for them, but since becoming parents we are all hiding dirty little secrets. Little bits of information about things we have done since becoming parents that we don’t want to share with others because we are secretly scared of being judged. Or we think there is no way that anyone else has ever done or felt this way.
It’s called Guilt. It’s a HUGE factor in our lives always, but even more so since becoming parents. We are constantly worried about meeting our needs and wants versus meeting our children’s’ wants and needs. Do we spend money on ourselves or them? Do we go to work or be a stay-at-home-mom? Choose the organic food or the processed food? And not only are we worried about how our choices affect our children, we don’t want our friends/family/acquaintances to judge us either. And, so we hide. Partly in shame, partly in just wanting to be accepted but scared no one else will understand.
However, what I have realized is that as I have opened up and started sharing the things I feel guilty about that they are many other moms, and dads, that feel or have felt the same way. Or have done the same things. So, we have decided to share some of our confessions, and also open up a forum for you to share yours as well. It feels nice to be able to get them off your chest!
What types of confessions can you submit? ANYTHING! Something you feel about yourself, something that has changed with your spouse/significant other since kids have came along, something you have done to your children.