Note to self: When you’re wearing ripped jeans at the beach, put sunscreen on your knees #TANkneesforlife Also note to self: Don’t judge other moms. Or anyone. Ever. Period. End of story. Did you all read that article that went viral about that mom who saw another mom at the pool with her daughter, set up for a photo, took the photo, let her daughter play for a couple minutes while her face was in her phone and then proceeded to leave? Well if you didn’t, that’s the gist and while I understood the point of it, it made me feel so incredibly guilty because I AM THE MOM WHO’S ALWAYS ON MY PHONE. It made me think, “hmmm...every time I respond to an email while watching Ava at hip hop class, another mom is judging me.” Being on my phone is what supports my family, buys them toys and food and pays for the roof over our heads but even if it wasn’t, who is anyone else to judge? Maybe that mom was a blogger and set up a pretty campaign shoot because pretty photos get likes and likes help her support her family? What if that mom planned to stay longer but there was a family emergency so she was figuring it out on her phone and then had to leave? What if that mom felt that 10 minutes of pool time crammed into a busy work day was better than zero minutes of pool time? Or heck, maybe she had her face in her phone because she just freaking wanted to browse Facebook for a hot minute? How about we just stop judging other moms, stop posting negative things on the internet without even knowing others’ stories and just support each other? How about that. Pretty sure we’d all feel a lot less guilty about taking a minute for ourselves (or for work) if we all were just supportive of each and every mom and human being, for that matter. To the mom who’s on your phone right now for work or just because you want a minute (or two or three or forty) to do nothing but browse: You’re still an amazing mom. Now TAG SOME AMAZING MAMAS AND TELL THEM HOW AWESOME THEY ARE!