Why do parents feel guilty all the time?

Why do parents feel guilty all the time?

I feel guilty I caved and handed over the fruit snacks to have an uninterrupted five minutes on the phone. I feel guilty I'm writing this while my winter-breaking preschooler is eating Fritos and tomatoes (right now it's any food that rhymes) while watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

I don't feel guilty about which Grinch he's watching (the right one), but I do feel guilty that he's watching it in January.

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Why don't moms have time to shower?

Why don't moms have time to shower?

My seven-minute showers are the most imaginative moments of my day. 

I know that screaming I hear isn't from a mortal wound. It's just the start of a house-wide search for a pink bouncy ball that kiddo lost weeks ago but has to find RIGHT NOW. But that doesn't keep me from running through lists of what ifs. 

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