Overcoming Busy-Mom Guilt: How To Spend Quality Time With Your Baby
We all know that juggling your professional life and your motherhood duties often lead to feeling guilt for not being able to spend as much time as you’d like with your baby. Don’t let the ‘mom guilt syndrome’ become an obsession because it won’t help nor solve anything.
Although you can’t regain the time you spend away from your baby, you can make the most of the time you do spend with him or her by following these easy tips.
First of all, make sure to completely separate work or any other distracting activity, from motherhood. When you spend time with your baby, forget about your phone, your computer, the newspaper or TV. You can enjoy these things once your baby falls asleep, before he wakes up or while she’s busy breastfeeding.
Avoid the pitfall of wanting to do too many activities with your baby to compensate for your absences. The time you spend together shouldn’t be too intense. Although your baby will probably enjoy your undivided attention, she might also grow irritable if overstimulated.
Explore the possibility of changing your work hours. For example, see if you can arrive one or two hours earlier and leave a bit earlier, or if you’re allowed to work from home once a week! Many companies offer flexible schedules to allow moms the opportunity to customize their productive hours.
Ricitos de Oro, as natural as your love for your baby!