I am a daughter of a working mom and I very well remember the tough time I gave her in my childhood. I used to barricade my mom with statements like: Mummy!! Don’t go to work!! Mummy you have no time for me. Do you care about me? I can still recall the pained look on my mom’s face. I'm sure most working mom's would have faced such situations. So how do you working mothers handle such guilt trips in similar situations like: When you drop your child at the day care centre and your child refuses to let go off you and clings on to your legs. When you see your child standing at the gate with searching eyes for your return from work. When your child complains of having to eat a cold lunch. When you return back to work after your ML and get calls from home saying your LO’s crying out for you. When you miss your child’s performance in the school annual day as you had an important meeting to attend. What do you do when you feel a pang of guilt on your parental shortcomings?