Every mum feels it and now Giovanna, blogger and wife to McFly’s Tom Fletcher, has spoken out about feeling guilty over going back to work.
In her latest blog post for Hello! Magazine, Giovanna wrote, ‘A few weeks ago I was hit with my first dose of mummy-guilt. Actually, I think I was hit with it as soon as Buzz was born, I just know what it’s referred to as now.’
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Giovanna wrote that deciding to devote a few days a week to her writing and organising childcare with Nanny Fletcher left her feeling 'upset, worried and guilty' and 'like I was failing him in a way' - feelings that most mums can identify with.
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‘Needless to say I had a good cry and text a few mummy friends of mine who I know have been in the same situation. That’s when I realised it’s okay to be apart for your baby and get on with doing things that pay the bills AND MAKE YOU HAPPY - it’s even okay to feel like you NEED time away from your baby (although, I’m not quite there yet).' she wrote.
‘This week was the first official week of our new set up and I can safely say that the best bit of my day is seeing the look on Buzz’s face when I walk back into the room after a few hours in my office. It’s honestly priceless and fills me with unless amounts of love. It’s wonderful to know that he’s thrilled to have me back, but that my absence didn’t make him miserable,’ she added.
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Judging by Giovanna’s latest Instagram pic, baby Buzz, now six months old, is as cute as ever. Just look at his cheeky little smile.
Did you feel mummy guilt going back to work Let us know below!