Mama, STOP apologizing!


“Sorry about the mess!” I’ve blurted out many times when someone unexpectedly shows up at my door. “I’m sorry I didn’t get around to making dinner” I’ve said to my husband many times when days have been crazy and I just didn’t have it in me. “Sorry I can’t…(fill in the blank)” I’ve muttered when I can’t or, in all honesty, just don’t want to do something. 

“I’m sorry” or simply “sorry” are words that come out of my mouth way too easily. Lately I’ve been wondering why? Why do I feel the need to apologize when I feel like I don’t live to other people’s expectations!


For a few weeks now I’ve been practicing NOT apologizing. Now I don’t mean not apologizing when I have genuinely made a mistake or when I have hurt someone. I’m talking about that apologetical life I was leading. Sometimes feeling like I apologized to the world for existing and for occupying space in this world. “Sorry” would come out of my mouth way more than I was really sorry for, sometimes it still does.

[pinterest count=”horizontal”]

Mama Stop Apologizing - Corpus Christi Moms BlogI say, let’s especially stop apologizing to other moms. We see it often in social media “Sorry about the crumbs on the floor but I just HAD to share this picture of my cutie!” And when you look at the picture you are like “what crumbs?” if they hadn’t pointed it out I wouldn’t even have noticed! We are SO CRITICAL of ourselves. Let’s STOP!

We are ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. We all know how hard it is to keep a clean house with children around. We all know how hard this motherhood gig is. We are all in it and we are all doing the best we can. Let’s stop feeling like we need to apologize for…EVERYTHING!

“Sorry, my kids own their own ipads/my kids don’t watch tv.”

“Sorry, my kids eat all the candy/we only eat organic, non-processed foods.”

“Sorry, we homeschool/I send my kids to daycare.”

“Sorry, I am a working mom/I stay home with my kids.”

“Sorry, sorry, sorry!”


Social media has made it seem like we are all on display. Everybody is watching our every move. Everyone is ready to share their opinion about what we do or not do. Everybody shares their opinion, period. This can cause us to feel like our choices are under continuous scrutiny and if we think people, whoever “people” are, won’t approve then we NEED to apologize!

Live you life, Mama! Do what you believe in! Let’s treat each other with kindness and respect. Let’s stop apologizing!

What about you? Do you struggle with this? 


Previous articleYou’re Invited: Playdate at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve
Next articleOutdoor Date Ideas
Paulina was born and raised in Mexico City. She married her husband, Bruce, in 2009 down in Mexico and at the begining of 2010 they moved to the States. Together they have 4 boys: Evan in Heaven, Ethan 6, Jason 5, and Jackson 3. They moved to the Coastal Bend 2.5 years ago to open Snowie Bus of Corpus Christi. They homeschool the kids and live a very laid back life. They dream of full-time traveling sometime in the not too distant future. Paulina has recently discovered a love of woodworking and kind of accidentally started Coy Woodworks. She also LOVES Netflix, sleeping, slow mornings, unbusy schedules, coffee, Audible, and being indoors! She is an introvert at heart and can spend days at a time at home with no need to go anywhere. The boys not much so she is always on the look out for fun activities and adventures!