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Being Mom is Enough

Stop the Mom Guilt! Being Mom is Enough.

After teaching for nine years, I became a SAHM. The first couple of months I was overwhelmed with everything I thought I had to get done. At night I would complain to my husband that I just didn’t have time to get things done.

He simply replied, “Who says you have to do all of that?”

Then it struck me, I was putting the pressure on myself. I was making the to-do lists that weren’t getting completed. I was the one stressing my self out and feeling guilty.

My husband said, “Our son is a full time job already. Don’t push yourself.”

I was so glad he said that. Really, being a mom is MORE than a full time job. It is the job that never ends.

I had to change my mindset. Being a mom is enough. I don’t have to cross things off of my to-do list just to feel like I have accomplished something that day.

If I have changed dirty diapers, fed a hungry baby, laughed with my son, rocked him to sleep, and showed him love, I have done enough.

Right after I was brought to my room in the hospital after delivery, I had just started skin-to-skin when we had some visitors. I was going to let the visitors hold him, but a nurse very kindly said to me,  

“You will never get this time back.”

I listened to her and held on to my baby and enjoyed those first, special moments with him.

The nurse’s words still run through my mind when I feel like I need to get that to-do list done.

I will never get this time back; being Mom really is enough.


2 Comments


  1. // Reply

    Oh my. I get this! I taught for 10 years before having my son this past March. I LOVE being a SAHM, but it has definitely required a change of mind set.


  2. // Reply

    Yes!! Great post. I love being a SAHM and I am constantly setting goals for what I want to accomplish, but I'm definitely here for my little one and I need to remember to focus on him. That's a great picture of you and your little one!!

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