Colleen - posted on 04/03/2012 ( 26 moms have responded )
I've been trying to take time for myself and have tried scheduling it in (signed up for a writer's group, arranged for a babysitter to come once a week and for my husband to watch my 2 year old on Tuesday evenings) But I always feel so guilty about leaving her, or about going to do something fun when a million things need to get done at home, that I end up staying home anyways. When I actually try to keep the plans, something usually comes up so that I HAVE to cancel. Last week my only goal was to keep a dental appt. to get MY TOOTH PULLED and I even had to cancel that!!! My daughter was sick. The more tired and frustrated I get, the more I give up and give in to what my daughter and husband need/want vs. what I need.
Do you feel the guilt too, and how do you get over it?