Isn’t it a shame how women can be their own worst critics? We’re constantly comparing outfits, hairstyles, and personalities, and worrying that we don’t measure up. Now it seems we’re even quick to judge ourselves when it comes to parenting. Psychologists have even coined a name for it – Good Mother Syndrome – to describe the way we set unrealistic goals as parents, then feel guilty when we can’t possibly reach them. Now an Australian study has shown that playgroups can actually reinforce Good Mother Syndrome, as we compare ourselves (often unfavorably) to the other parents. As mums we need to support each other, rather than competing against each other, and give ourselves a break!!
I’m Jacqui – a 40+ journalist, blogger and mum to two funny & spirited girls; Big Sis, born summer 2008, and Lil Sis, born autumn 2010.
We live just outside London and are about to embark on a big, messy, long-awaited home renovation.
I was a magazine journalist for 20 years, but since 2009 I’ve been a full-time blogger and digital influencer (over 21,000+ Twitter followers, 5,000+ Facebook likes, 3,500+ G+ circles, 3,000 Instagram and 2,400+ Pinterest followers).
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