Desiree Siegfried Gets Real About Dealing with Mommy Guilt
Keeping it 100! Desiree Siegfried headed to Instagram on Wednesday to let fans know that she received the greatest holiday gift of all: alone time.
In a humorous video post, the former Bachelorette is seen sitting by herself inside of her wedding dress design studio as the Christmas classic “Do You Hear What I Hear?” plays.
“Do you hear that?” words read on the screen before Desiree waves her arms in victory. “Peace & quite with no kids!”
In an accompanying caption, Desiree explained why it’s important for fellow moms to prioritize their mental health amid the challenges that come with caring for kids — especially during such a trying year as 2020, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The past few months have been particularly strenuous for Desiree, who recently moved into a new home, which she has been busy renovating and redecorating with husband Chris Siegfried. The couple — who met and fell in love on Season 9 of “The Bachelorette” in 2013 — are parents to sons Asher, 4, and Zander, 11 months.
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“Moms will understand,” she wrote. “In a season of transition with a move, work, kiddos at home and barely anytime to think I was able to make it to my studio today to work alone and even an hour is heaven sent.”
Desiree — who has said motherhood is “the best job I’ve ever been given” — also expressed her thoughts on the guilt that moms sometimes feel when they shift their focus away from family.
“P.S. just because you need a break as a momma doesn’t mean you love your kids any less,” she concluded. “They need a sound and rested momma as often as earthly possible! So go get your R&R on or whatever makes you happy to recharge. And have a very merry Christmas while you’re at it!”