We as moms have it tough. In fact, while many non-moms won’t agree, I would say that we have the toughest job that there is. We are completely responsible for making sure that our children are well cared for and that they have everything that they need in order to grow into healthy and successful adults. One thing is for certain, mom bashing needs to end.
I don’t usually make posts about this stuff but lately there seems to be more and more mom bashing from moms who are supposed to be on our side. Seriously, if you can not stand up for other moms then how the hell do you expect us all to make it through the day.
Earlier this week, a Florida ICING store manager was caught mom bashing in the worst way. She posted a picture of a mom babywearing her child and then blasted her for her choices as a mom. I personally do not feel that the mom has a need to defend herself. I have a 7 year old who I still occasionally wear sometimes when she is tired. However this mom was wearing her 5 year old and had her toddler in a stroller. The manager did a few things that I feel are completely unacceptable.
She posted a picture of someone else’s child online on social media without her permission!!!
That’s right, she took it upon herself to snap this picture which was distasteful. However when she chose to post that picture on a social media website without the mother’s permission it went in a completely different direction. I am seriously appalled by this happening and it freaks me out to think about someone posting pictures of my children without my permission.
However that is just the start of this. She used very crass language and demeaned the mom for her choice. Then she admitted to being a step parent. Isn’t being a step parent hard enough? Why would you ever question or judge another mom’s decision to raise a child.
Can’t We ALL Just Get Along!!
I will admit that I have a diverse group of mommy friends. I have friends who are far harsher than I am. I have a tough love approach sometimes that might seem harsh to other moms. I have mom friends who vaccinate and those who do not. I have mom friends who breastfeed and those who could not. I have mom friends who babywear and those who choose not to. I have mom friends who cloth diaper and those who think that cloth diapering would be gross. I have mom friends who stay at home and those who work full time. I have mom friends who feed their children only organic foods and those who often feed their children processed and/or fast food. I have mom friends who pierce their infant’s ears and those who never would. I have mom friends who had natural unassisted home births, those who have had c-sections, those who have had minimal medical interventions, and those who have had the full treatment with meds and epidurals in the delivery room. I have mom friends who are devout Christians and choose to take their children to church each week and those who do not believe in God.
You know what the beauty of this is? That we can all get along. I do not have to worry about my mom friends chastising me for how we are different. In a world that seems to pray on differences, my mom friends and I have found a support and love for each other based on the common grounds that we are moms.