Audrey Roloff admits she’s experienced some measure of mom guilt at one time or another, and it often occurs while she and husband Jeremy Roloff are on the road promoting their new book.

The 28-year-old reality star said the pressure to perform as a TV personality and mom can often be overwhelming, and between traveling and trying to be her best at all times for her 18-month-old daughter Ember, it can be challenging as guilt emerges.

The mom opened up on Instagram this month and said, “I broke down last night. The last few days I’ve been climbing into Ember’s crib with her while she’s sleeping just to get a little extra cuddle time in.”

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Finally home with Ember girl. She had so much fun with Gigi and Papa but we missed her like crazy?? I’ll be honest… I felt the mom guilt start to creep in at times while we were gone, but a friend reached out and encouraged me some truth. She said, “when we leave our children for small stretches of time with people that love them so well, it teaches them that they are safe and loved even when mommy and daddy are not around.” She changed my perspective to view this time apart as a gift to Ember, who will eventually blaze her own trail in this world without me?It is just another reminder to me that I am NOT in control, and that God’s past faithfulness demands my present trust. All this to say… there really is no place like home?

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The former “Little People, Big World” cast member recently wrote about her experience again in a second post. She said:

Finally home with Ember girl. She had so much fun with Gigi and Papa but we missed her like crazy I’ll be honest … I felt the mom guilt start to creep in at times while we were gone, but a friend reached out and encouraged me some truth.

Jeremy and Audrey are hitting the road to do press for their new book “The A Love Letter Life: Pursue Creatively, Date Intentionally, Love Faithfully” after departing their hit TLC series last year.

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Yesterday was surreal? Two years of writing, editing, preparing, and praying for THIS DAY – the day that A Love Letter Life hit mailboxes and bookstores around the world? AHHHHH? Our book hit #17 of ALL books sold on Amazon, #1 new release in Christian living, #1 best seller in Christian Marriage, Dating and Television Genres, #14 on the Mover and Shakers list, had the opportunity to talk about our book on @foxandfriends AND we got to see it on the front table of the Union Square @barnesandnoble in NYC? Wow. ⁣To God be the glory. ⁣ You have no idea how much this means to us. But more than than that, you have no idea how much your posts, comments, messages, and reviews mean to us? We read them and they mean the world to us. To see the book in your hands, to hear that you read the entire thing in a day, and to read your feedback and encouragement means more than you will ever know?? We are so grateful for you! We hope this book blesses you, wherever you are at in your love story? ⁣ ⁣ Wether your single, dating, engaged, or married, there are takeaways in this book for YOU?? If you want a love story that is creative, intentional, and faithful, then grab your copy of A Love Letter Life today! We cannot wait to hear how it inspires, empower, and equips you to live a love story that you would want to have read back to you one day. To prepare for, pursue, and protect your own love letter life? #aloveletterlife

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She continued:

When we leave our children for small stretches of time with people that love them so well, it teaches them that they are safe and loved even when mommy and daddy are not around. She changed my perspective to view this time apart as a gift to Ember, who will eventually blaze her own trail in this world without meIt is just another reminder to me that I am NOT in control, and that God’s past faithfulness demands my present trust. All this to say… there really is no place like home.”

It might be the hardest thing as a mom to leave Ember at home for small stretches of time during a busy book tour, but Audrey hopes the experience teaches her daughter independence and how to blaze her own trail one day.

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