Cork Echo – Tackling Motherhood Stress
“Farzana, my colleague, in the past would feel guilty when leaving her children to do something small for herself, even if they were with their dad. Mothers receive messages from everyone… society, social media, colleagues, family, friends, etc, about what a good mother is and how we should behave. These messages start when we are kids ourselves so we can internalise those messages and act on them, even if we don’t fully believe them to be true for ourselves. It’s difficult to remove these long term, ingrained messages about motherhood.