Parental guilt makes it challenging to achieve a work-life balance and is especially tough on first-time parents. The emotional burden of having a baby for the first time can be challenging enough, but when you go back to work, you leave a piece of your heart at home.
If you’re ok with buying variations of a theme, year in and year out every Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, that’s ok. If you want to go above and beyond to say, “thank you,” hopefully this will spark an idea that mom or dad will love for years to come.
For as forward-thinking as we’ve become as a society discussing mental health, there’s still a bit of a stigma over seeking professional help. For me, there was a bit of a tough situation where everything came to a breaking point.