Being a parent is one, if not THE, hardest job in the world. And it is not made any easier by all the judgement that comes from all the other ‘perfect parents’. The Mom-shaming is getting out of control, especially since all anyone is doing is trying their best and of course nobody is going to get it right all the time. We all make mistakes! So this Mom is standing up and saying that she knows it can be tricky and she is there to help. Her post has been seen over 315k and we totally adore the beautiful message she is trying to spread. Read what she posted below….
“This morning while at the park I noticed a mama playing catch with her toddler as she swayed back and forth, patting the tush of the newborn tucked tightly against her chest.
A while later I glanced up to see her approach me. She shrugged her shoulders and quietly said “I’m embarrassed to even ask, but do you happen to have sunscreen we can use?” As if she was somehow ashamed that she forgot to pack sunscreen today.
Dear fellow mamas,
Please ask me if I have sunscreen. Ask if I have baby wipes, diapers or even extra snacks.
Ask me if your toddler can sit down and play with us while you find a shady bench to nurse your newborn.
Hand me your phone and ask me to take a picture of you with your sweet babies – we all know mamas aren’t in enough photos.
Ask for help. Ask for love. Ask for anything.
Even though we are strangers, please ask me.
It’s not easy being responsible for little humans but it’s easier if we help each other out.
We’re all in this together”