I’m honored to be a part of this positive, worthwhile, and uplifting movement called “Sisterhood of Motherhood.” Please join me over the next three months as I help promote and support the message of acceptance and unity in the spirit of parenthood.
No one knows us better than us. We have been friends since Jr. High, with the exception of my sister. That’s her on the left in the top photo. That photo was taken in August of last year, and the bottom photo was taken in 1983 when we were 23-24 yrs. old. Three of us already had children. We experienced a lot about life together starting at very young age. Even though we were inseparable for many years after that bottom picture was taken – two of use went to college, and two of us got married and had children. With 9 kids between us, we all had different parenting styles. But we supported each other in every thing we did – different or not.
Now at the age of 54, I’m parenting all over again…hence my blog name – Mommie…Again. I’m wholeheartedly supported by them in raising Brody, my grandson, and with the decision we (my husband and I) made of not telling him about his bio parents until he is old enough to understand. It’s not a happy story. We’ve had Brody since he came home from the hospital at 5 weeks. We are his permanent caregivers, in other words, his parents. I’ve had a few people tell me that they would have been truthful from the beginning. But they don’t know the whole story, and I wasn’t about to sit there and tell them. My husband and I (mostly I) made that decision, and we are still glad that we did.
Brody was bottle feed by me, he’s had all his vaccinations, and I can’t believe it, but he’ll be starting Kindergarten next school year at the public school down the street. WOW….how time flies. I hope you’ll support me in my parenting decisions, and if not, lets not judge, but unite and be the best parents we can be. We can all be Sisterhood of Motherhood supporters.
What is Sisterhood of Motherhood?
Similac launched this positive and uplifting campaign to encourage parents to engage in constructive, rather than judgmental dialogue about parenting. With a positive mindset, we as parents can embrace our differences rather than judge them.
Sisterhood of Motherhood encourages parents to support each other’s parenting choices and to unite around the idea that we are all in this together. After all, we’re all working towards the same goal, and that is to raise happy and healthy kids.
Our Goal: To continue conversation on how to make the right decisions for our families, and to focus less on differences and more on our common goal of raising happy and healthy children.
Similac created an honest but humorous video of different parenting styles. You may have seen it as it’s been all over the Internet, and received over 7 million views and sparked more than 8,500 conversations on social media. Here it is again in case you haven’t seen it or want to see it again. I thought it was hilarious!!
“No matter what our beliefs are, we are parents first”
If you would like to know what’s going on and being said by other influencers, simply follow these 2 hash tags to keep up with the latest. #SisterhoodUnite #ParentsFirst
Similac partnered with bloggers such as me for its Sisterhood of Motherhood Program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. Similac believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Similac’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.