To continue this important conversation, my goal is to nurture the idea that we all have different parenting styles, but one goal, and that all mommies need to support one another, rather than judging the differences in their everyday choices.
I encourage all moms—whether newbies or veterans—to watch this new #EndMommyWars documentary where real moms share their experiences of judgment and how they overcame them. From being a single mother, pumping at work, bottle-feeding and more, each woman has her own way of mothering. Oh, and you may want to grab a tissue!
I have to admit, there’s one mom who I had a hard time relating to, but it’s not my place to judge, and it’s not my place to try to analyze it – I’ll just support and would lend a hand if I could.
Now, if I were to be featured among these mommies, my story would be that my husband and I decided not to tell Brody that we are his grandparents, not his parents. He will be six years old next month, and he doesn’t know anything about his birth parents. We do plan to tell him everything in about two years. I’ve been told by some that we should have been upfront with him from the beginning. But no one knows our story, and my husband and I do know what we are doing. Of course, it’s always in the back of my mind that I hope it doesn’t backfire on us. Without me telling my full story, do you think I would have been judged if I were in this film?
I hope you enjoyed the video, and now is the time to join us to #EndMommyWars once and for all. To find out more, visit endmommywars.com.
I co-sleep with my child >>>>>>>My child sleeps in his own room
Oh, this list could go on and on….but let’s stop right here, shall we?
Was there a mom in the video who you could relate to? If you’ve ever been judged, how did you overcome it? Your comments are appreciated – thank you.
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