That horrid feeling. Those two words. Yep, you are likely well versed in the signs and symptoms of mothers guilt. It is a condition commonly felt when you have so many things to do, and have not been able to sufficiently juggle everything to fit *everything* in.
It is a type of guilt that has varying levels. You can feel guilty for your inability to *do* something for your kids, like not being able to take them to the beach/park/play date. Sometimes you just can’t get there. That is generally ok. Then there is the guilt that hangs around like a bad smell, because you work or just can’t do something. You feel as though you are constantly not there enough, not doing enough, not being enough for them. Or that they don’t have the best of everything (like they care), but in all reality, you are. The irony here is that we are our own worst enemies and judge ourselves to all manner of harshness when we just don’t need to!