My family has watched exactly zero things about a recent royal wedding.
My first instinct was to feel like a failure as a mother for completely forgetting about that event, especially when my Instagram feed shows parties with rooms full of mothers & daughters watching it together.
But after years of practice over not wallowing in that place of guilt, first I asked myself if my guilt was valid (in this case, it wasn’t). Then I told myself 3 things:
1) I can easily redeem this situation. For this particular thing, it means we can spend 20 minutes watching the highlight reels and save hours of time, yay!
2) It’s important not to compare our every day to someone else’s snippets on social media.
3) I did what was right for my family, and that’s more important than doing something just because other people are.
When you find yourself in a place of guilt or are feeling less than, I encourage you to check to see if your guilt is valid (valid guilt is a good indicator that something needs changed).
If your guilt isn’t valid, tell yourself the 3 things I just mentioned, take action on step 1 if needed, then give yourself grace and move on!
If you missed it, definitely check out the video replay of my Facebook LIVE that has 6 tips on how to lose the mom guilt for good – they’re all different than the tips I just gave here! I also talk about what to do if you realize your guilt is valid. Click here to watch the replay.