it, one thing that's inevitable with this crazy important job of being a mom is
worry. We worry about our children constantly, we worry about our parenting
techniques, whether we’re doing anything right, whether our kids are going to
be completely screwed up, we worry if we feed them the wrong thing or let them
stay up too late, we worry about every single detail of every single day.
be helped! It is our job.
said, I wanted to get to the real, raw truth of this motherhood worry, and
asked moms to share their biggest concerns in motherhood. Not surprisingly, there
is a lot to agonize about in this crazy journey of motherhood…
that my baby won’t take a bottle when I go back to work. Right now, it’s all
boob all the time.” – Debra C.
getting hurt by Chicago gun violence.” – Christie T.
“I worry a lot about balance. When I'm with my daughter, I'm
preoccupied with work stuff. And when I'm working, I miss my daughter and want
to be with her. I suspect this isn't super healthy!” – Sarah T.
kids when we are traveling together. I do it a lot. It hasn't been an issue
yet, but with a 4 and a 7-year-old, it's a real possibility in my world that
they'll get lost somewhere across the globe.” - Keryn M.
feel guilty that I won't give my kids the opportunities to live up to their
full potential, or that they won't be happy or satisfied. They're just so
perfect so it's a lot of pressure to take care of such a gift.” – Lenore D.
My biggest worry is dying and leaving her to fend for
“I worry about my kids’ safety when they aren’t at home. I fear
something will happen when I'm not with them to protect them.” – Liz B.
“That they will get seriously sick or injured.” – Carla W.
“My biggest fear is making the wrong choice for my child.
Whether it be moving, vaccines, life lessons—I'm constantly like, 'Crap.
Was that the right move?'" Noelle P.
about my kids growing up in this world full of hate. I worry that their sweet
and kind souls will be trampled on.” – Katie R.
“I keep meaning to
learn CPR because I’m terrified I won’t know what to do if my kid starts
choking!” – Kelly R.
“My biggest worry is dying and leaving her to fend for
herself. My mom died when I was young. I just want to be there for my daughter.”
– Michelle T.
“My biggest fear is my kids will never realize how much I
love them and they'll grow up and tell me I'm not their real mom and disown me.”-
“I worry about her getting sick a lot, I worry about SIDS, I
worry that she won't have friends when she's older, I literally worry about
everything.” – Diana M.
“I worry often that I'm not as good of a mom as my daughter
deserves. I worry if I'm engaging her enough and setting her up to thrive. I worry if I'm good enough.” – Nicole P.
“My current worry is
weaning and losing our connection. It's time, we're ready and it'll
be fine, but I never thought I would be one to sigh at knowing our nursing
in the rocking chair times are over. ” – Katie T.
“I'm petrified that one of my children will be diagnosed
with something scary—cancer, autism, something I don't even know about. I'm
also scared of dying and leaving them behind. No one could raise them like me!”
– Brittany R.
“I worry that
something will happen to her that's completely out of my control, like a wreck,
sickness or someone else's negligence when I'm not around. I wouldn't be able
to live with myself.” – Meghan G.