Fierce Feminine Leadership

If you are ready to claim your power and change the world, then join women empowerment expert Eleanor Beaton for Fierce Feminine Leadership. Each week, Eleanor shares inspiring interviews with powerful women in business, along with practical tools and tricks you can use today to step into your power, smash your glass ceiling and take your seat at the tables where the big deals and decisions are made.
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Apr 25, 2016

The Monster That Is Working Mom Guilt

Welcome back to the Fierce Feminine Podcast! On today’s episode, I will discuss the “dirty little secret” of working mothers: Working Mom Guilt. Working Mom Guilt has a nasty habit of reaching virtually every working mother. I have worked with dozens of working mothers; every single one of them have expressed, at one point or another, that they have experienced Working Mom Guilt at some point in their career. So, today I will share some tips with you on ways you can cope with the monster of Working Mom Guilt.

  1. Know and Understand that You’re in Good Company
  • Remember that you are not alone! There are a lot of successful working moms feeling Working Mom Guilt.
  1. Go for Good Enough
  • Release your intention and need to be a perfect parent.
  • Lower your “mom standards” from being perfect to being “good enough.”
  1. Expect Working Mom Guilt to Go for the Jugular
  • Anticipate and prepare for Working Mom Guilt.
  • Realize you can’t be in two places at once – and that’s okay!
  • Notice the feelings of Working Mom Guilt and tell yourself this: “Oh! I’m experiencing Working Mom Guilt. My ego must be believing a story about what it means to be a perfect mother. How interesting?”
  • Observe your thoughts and feelings about Working Mom Guilt – but don’t invest in them.
  1. Quality, Not Quantity
  • Remember: distraction is the enemy of joy!
  • Take time at the end of your workday to decompress.
  1. Give Yourself Permission to “Let It Go”
  • Give yourself permission to “let go” of Working Mom Guilt.
  • Remember: guilt is not a constructive or useful emotion!

The world needs more examples of how women can be a successful working mother – juggling work life and family life – and doing it their way!

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