Hi.

I'm Ashley!

Mom to six, love to one. Running on coffee and endorphins.

Summer Mom Guilt

Summer Mom Guilt

Mom guilt can manifest in so many ways. 

I've struggled through many of them and learned. I'm hoping my current struggle is going to be a learning experience as well. 

When the big kids are gone, and it's just the two little boys, I have a really hard time doing anything fun. I feel guilty having fun without Brody, Zach, Wyatt, and Maddie. Logically, I know that they are having fun at their dad's and the little boys deserve to have fun too. I know that I can't stop our lives when the kiddos leave. 

But I want it to stop. I want everything to pause when the kids are gone and to resume when they get back. 

A friend pointed out to me that there is no way I want the kids to remember me as sad and mopey all summer every summer. And its true. I don't want them to dread summer because they know mom is going to be sad. 

How do I get out of this funk?

I think I'm just going to force it. I don't feel it, but I'm going to go through the motions until it feels like fun.

If anyone has helpful tips, drop them below!

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