Let go of mum guilt and enjoy motherhood

Mothers seeking perfection need to combat the stress they feel by taking time for self-care, focusing on small victories and being present with their loved ones

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Mum guilt - that sinking feeling that there is not enough time and energy to do everything and do it well for your child - is a real phenomenon.

And it has only become worse, especially in an era of social media, where other parents showcase seemingly perfect lives.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 12, 2019, with the headline Let go of mum guilt and enjoy motherhood. Subscribe