No one ever told me before I had kids that guilt and worry would be emotions as strong as the instant love and bond you feel for your children.
The statement "ignorance is bliss" is so true. Through out my journey through parenthood my lifestyle has changed drastically I have met many great moms and researched topics thoroughly and have really turned into a tree hugging hippie. It's a good thing, but standing out from main stream society can be a bit more stressful. You now worry will you being so different that it may affect how other treat you and you children (insert worry and guilt here) but you know the choices you have made are for the health and longevity of your children (insert love here).
My eyes have been opened over the last 10 years on damage from chemicals, to food in our lives. We now live as natural as possible. We only clean using baking soda, vinigar, tree tree oil, grapfruit seed extract and a few other natural items. Since these are all non toxic we use a lot of these products to clear up illnesses. We just cleared up ringworm in 3 days using grapefruit seed extract. Our food intake has changed we avoid processed foods, refined sugars, and simple carbohydrates. This can be hard to do because it very much limits your foods and pretty much everything needs to be planning in advance, no more quick meals. I am not perfect and sometimes life get to busy and I have to resort to a quick food like chicken nuggets, I still choose the healthiest option ones ( hormone and antibiotic free ) but its still not good for you and when you know the damage it can cause and give it to your kids anyway (insert guilt here) you feel bad....
All parents carry around worry, guilt and love in their permanent suitcases they carry through life.
Some will worry if they can put food on the table this week.
Some will worry if there dad will not disappointed them this week
Some will worry if they put them in the right school
Some will worry if kids are being nice to them
Some will worry if their kids have friends
Some will worry about seeking out the right medical care for their children
Some will worry about toxins in the environment
The list could go on forever....
We are all parents all worrying and hoping that we make the right decisions and trying so hard to let go of the guilt of not being able to be perfect