Letter: Without guilt

I am mother to an 18-month-old son, six months pregnant, and am working part time, not because I have to financially but because I would go frantic with boredom and frustration if I did not. My child is happy, sociable, loving, energetic and living a full and varied life, as am I and as is my partner. We are free of guilt and full of pride that our son is so adorable.

Occasionally though, I worry that perhaps there's something wrong with me because I don't feel guilty, especially after reading articles such as your "Motherguilt: why it's not your fault" (Real Life, 22 June). So I write this to reassure other mothers like me: I feel nothing but love and pride in my ability to give birth to and raise a wonderful child.

Tanya Smart

London E9

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