Ep. 11 - Mom Guilt! You got it? We're should-ing all over ourselves!
Happy Monday, mamas! We hope you all had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving! We are back today and ready to officially kick off Christmas season! In the spirit of giving, at the beginning of the episode, Courtney gave me (Jennifer) a teeny cinnamon broom for my car! Haha! And click this link to get your own! Mini cinnamon brooms for everyone!
Today we are talking about "mom guilt." Just that phrase alone gets the mind going, doesn't it? I'll bet you've already had something happen this morning that got the mom guilt going. It's a conversation we will revisit, for sure, but one that needs to happen between moms. We need to know (and then remind each other) that the thoughts we have that we refer to as "mom guilt" are really just LIES. Lies that have formulated in our heads and then believed as truth. And they're not! The more we talk about them, and the more we are open and vulnerable with each other about the things we are struggling with, the more we can help each other replace those lies with truths. It's "comommunity" all over again! (And yes, I have to go back to our first episode every single time I type that to spell check that word.)
Courtney mentioned this video - 90's Moms Had it Easier Video. This. Is. So. True. And now I want Doritos and Twinkies. But yet, in 2017, we are feeling like this article.... "How to be a Mum in 2017....". And where does that leave us?? Mom guilt. It's gotta go. I (Jennifer) mentioned my middle of the night desperate need for the La Leche League. Mom guilt was happening when my first was only days old... I keep going back to what a friend of mine said that I mentioned in this episode - Guilt does not allow God to do His work in either of our lives (moms and children). Let's remember this and keep having this conversation.
From our "I'm Totally Into..." segment:
The "That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs" podcast has a great episode with enneagram coach Beth McCord.
Jennifer is totally into burning her Paine's Balsam Fir Incense. Bring on all the winter smells!