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6 Things Moms Shouldn't Feel Guilty About...But Do Anyway

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Taking Time for Yourself

"Most of us are so caught up in tending to everyone else's needs that we often forget that we matter too," Freson says. "But when we take that rare time for ourselves, the guilt sets in." She blames the phenomenon on mom's lives being too kid-centric—and cautions that not taking "me" time can be really unhealthy. "You really can't take care of others if you are not okay," she says. "If you keep going like a robot, without ever doing something for yourself, I can pretty much guarantee you will snap."