Mom Guilt. I hate the word. The definition. Everything. I hate that despite trying to be an amazing mom that this mom guilt still follows me around. And I have a sneaky suspicion that it might just follow you around too. So if you are wondering why on earth we are talking about Mom Guilt with our Mother’s Day Questionnaire freebie you will just have to keep reading to find out.
I know for some dear mommas out there that Mother’s Day can be really hard.
It can be hard because we’ve lost a child.
A child has wandered away from us and the choice of life we exemplified for them.
It can be hard because you so desperately want babies but can’t have them.
Or there even may be some experiences or events in your life that leave you feeling like you don’t measure up.
Believe me when I say I’ve been there and I get it Momma.
I remember dreading Mother’s Day rolling around one year. I recently had become a single momma and I was struggling to make sense of our new normal.
A once quiet household always seemed to be buzzing with people visiting and the phone ringing off the hook.
As Mother’s Day drew nearer the more sad and withdrawn I became.
The question that seemed to linger in the back of my mind was why did I deserve to be celebrated… Why did I deserve to be celebrated when things had happened in my life that I was down to the core ashamed of.
I remember drawing my blinds and staying home trying to hide my tears. But somehow a knock came on the door and there sat some flowers.
Beautiful purple flowers with an envelope. In it was 3 sheets of paper and a picture
A picture of me with my crew and Mother’s Day Questionnaires.
The answers so simple and sweet.
I love my mom because she plays with me.
I love my mom because she laughs at my jokes.
I love mommy because she sings to me and gives me snuggles.
And all of a sudden my heart changed. My girls weren’t sitting around when I wasn’t with them thinking of every time I dropped the ball or made a mistake in my parenting.
Rather they were celebrating and cherishing the times that we had had fun and they felt love.
Each year at Mother’s Day and Father’s Day you will find on Pails of Love questionnaires to celebrate your parenting with simple reminders of actions that you do that your children cherish and love!!
We know some parents pull double duty for a variety of reasons so always in our questionnaires you will find options for mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa!!
If there is another parenting option that we haven’t thought of please let us know in the comments below so we can accommodate all our families!!
Have a very Happy Mother’s Day and remember to celebrate the little things.