Blog Series; Guilt, Inadequacy, and Insufficient Funds

Introduction

 

“As a parent, the feeling of guilt can sometimes obscure our better judgement.”~Elizabeth Luke

 

In this 6 part blog series, Elizabeth Luke, a birth and postpartum doula, wife, and mother of four, delves into the feelings parents sometimes have of guilt and inadequacy and how feeling insufficient will deplete your parental bank and issue you an insufficient funds receipt! She interviews her husband and shares his perspective.

parents in jacksonville floridaFeelings of guilt and inadequacy leave us feeling empty and insufficient; these effects are detrimental to us as individuals, as parents, our children, and our relationships.

If you are expectant parents, have a new baby, or are raising a few kids already this blog series is for you! One mother’s journey and knowledge is shared in this series, in hopes it will inspire and empower you along your own journey as parents!

Included in this series;

  • Introduction; Guilt, Inadequacy, and Insufficient Funds
  • Baggage I Carried When I Carried My Baby
  • Second Baby Guilt, Part 1
  • Second Baby Guilt, Part 2
  • The Postpartum Doula’s Role
  • A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Each title in the series will run 7-23-2015 through 7-31-2015

 

Let’s first look at the definition of guilt, inadequacy, and insufficient so we have a better understanding of the definition for each word. I didn’t want to skip this step because, this was important for me during the process of identifying and dealing with each of these feelings.

Guilt;

1:  the fact of having committed a breach of conduct especially violating law and involving a penalty;broadly :  guilty conduct
a :  the state of one who has committed an offense especially consciously
   b :  feelings of culpability especially for imagined offenses or from a sense of inadequacy :  self-reproach
3:  a feeling of culpability for offenses

Inadequate;

1:  not adequate :  not good enough ; also :  not capable 
1: not having or providing enough of what is needed : not sufficient

 

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