Today I sat at the park and journaled while the kids played. ⁠

I ditched the “should.” ⁠

I “should” go over there and play with them or push them on the swing. I “should” be a more involved mom. I “should” be more engaged. ⁠

But who’s voice was I hearing? ⁠

Where did this come from?⁠

Why couldn’t they be kids, while I be a mom sitting at the park? ⁠

We give ourselves so much mom guilt, it’s ridiculous!⁠

Just enjoy the freaking park. Go sit on a bench, or grass, or bring your own chair and relax.⁠

Ok, maybe some of you aren’t there yet. Your kids actually need you to make sure they don’t fall of the equipment and hurt themselves. ⁠

But where else in your life do you use so many “shoulds?”⁠

Where else in your life do you pile on the “mom guilt?”

Come hang out with my in my Facebook Group for moms and let’s chat together about it there.

Talk soon,

Whitney