Even though us moms are doing our best, in what can only be described as the hardest job in the world, guilt and feelings of inadequacy seem to impact us all. When I finish a day of feeding, bathing, rocking, and cleaning up after my baby, then finally have a rare minute to myself, I should be able to do whatever the hell I want. Instead, my free time comes with a side of guilt. That's bullsh*t. So I'm here to tell you, and the following moms who revealed their "guilty" postpartum pleasure, that you can go ahead and enjoy yourself, mama. You have nothing to feel guilty about, especially when you're doing something for yourself after you've given everything you have to another human being.
My own so-called "shameful" indulgence is chocolate and trash magazines. I love nibbling on my favorite treats while catching up on all the celebrity gossip that in no way impacts my own life. The best thing about my "guilty" pastime? It can be done while holding, feeding, or even rocking a baby. That's multitasking done right, my friends.
If anyone deserves to kick back and do something relaxing and completely self-indulgent, it's moms. We work so hard, all the time, to make sure everyone else in the family is happy and has everything they need. We have to leave time for the things that make us feel content, like these honestly not-so-guilty pleasures: