I have been a stay-at-home parent for a little over a year now and I have been struggling with feelings of guilt and inadequacy lately. Before becoming a parent, I had a successful career and was always busy with work. However, after having my child, I chose to stay at home and focus on raising my child.
Although I am grateful for the opportunity to spend time with my child and be there for all of their milestones, I can't help but feel guilty about not contributing financially to my household like I used to. I also feel inadequate because I'm not as busy or productive as I used to be and sometimes feel like I'm not doing enough for my child.
I would love to hear from other stay-at-home parents who have dealt with similar feelings. How do you cope with these feelings of guilt and inadequacy? Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!