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Your days are filled with conference sessions, meetings and the late night dinners, this is where mom guilt can really set in. Send her a series of encouraging daily texts, while you are away, called "bfftexts". They come in 10 day or 1 month booster packs. The texts are delivered at various times of day and they all will include her name in each loving supportive encouraging text. Try a 10 day BFFtexts »
Oh man, you missed pajama day today? You can't volunteer at the spring party? PTA riding you to volunteer? You feel bad that your husband has to do it all while you are away? Who cares! Really, it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. Your kids have already forgotten about missing pj day. The moms that you think have it together...also have their fair share of guilt about something or another too. And dad? He'll be fine and probably is having fun doing things his way, while you are away. : )
This tip will help you stay in the moment and feel less anxious about being away. Ask your daughter what the one thing she would like from you. For example, maybe her one thing she likes most is for you to take her shopping or maybe it's to talk with you before she goes to school or before bed. When you ask her what this is, it will relieve some pressure of feeling guilty knowing what will make her feel happy and that will make you both feel better.
Take a personal day or block off a Saturday for "just the two of you". The time together will feel extra special and will be something you can both look forward to. Watch a movie, going for a bike ride or going to a coffee shop to play a board game.