The Feelings of Leaving Your Children

The Feelings of Leaving Your Children

Taking time away from your children can be hard. There can be feelings of guilt and overwhelming anxiety. This mom shares that you are not alone with your feelings!


I haven’t left Paisley over night since she was 4 weeks old. The only reason that happened was because it was for a concert we bought tickets for before she was born. Last night for the first time Paisley had a sleepover with my parents. It was very bittersweet to say the least.



When she drove off with my mom I instantly felt lost. My husband and I had a great time don’t get me wrong….but everything felt so foreign and I realized how much I take my job seriously as a mom. I have never thought about doing my job as a mom half ass…..I literally am putting my full on effort and then some to be the absolute best mom I can be.

When the house was empty this morning….and Whiskey was walking around aimlessly trying to find Paisley I realized how much joy she truly puts into our lives. The house was so quiet….there were no cartoons on….the house was clean….it was quiet….and it was empty…..a feeling both Whiskey and I truly are not used to. I realized how much I enjoy being a mom…..yes it gets overwhelming but I truly don’t know what I would do if I wasn’t a mom. It’s made me the happiest I have ever been. Paisley has filled an empty feeling I once had that I never knew existed. Everyone tells you….you won’t know what love feels like until you become a mother…..and boy is that ever true. I never knew I could love something so much! I love being a mom….and being Paisleys mom is the best job in the world. ?

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