Motherhood

The Mommy Wars – Guest Post at Beltway Buzz

 

In the comments of blogs and Facebook statuses (stati?) there are wars occurring between mothers.  What about? Parenting choices.  Methods which are accepted wholeheartedly by one portion of the population are considered neglect, abuse or worse by another.

I’m kind of a live-and-let-live gal when it comes to these things, and I have been shocked and awed at the degree of viciousness and vitriol exhibited by these anonymommies online.  Whenever I witness a skirmish, or full-on battle, it sets my teeth on edge.  Intellectually, I understand that the mothers who are railing hard against whatever it is are doing so because they passionately, fervently believe that what they are doing is the best thing for their child and their family.  But it still gets on my nerves.  A lot.  A whole lot.

So while I’ve wanted to write a rant about it for a while, I realized that I would rather write something humorous.  And that is what I did over at Beltway Buzz.  Go, read and (hopefully) laugh:  The Mommy Wars

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5 thoughts on “The Mommy Wars – Guest Post at Beltway Buzz

  1. Hi, my name is Takesha and your post grabbed my attention off top, me being a mother and all. I have two boys myself, and to be honest i only look to the internet when it comes to them getting sick. I’ve seen videos and read articles about this same subject, i just don’t let them influence me.I grew around kids my whole life it seems, and i know right from wrong. That being said, i go by what i feel is right and act accordingly. I read the link you provided and i find it humorous, and in my opinion it is formed around gathered opinionated opinions.

  2. rivki, once again, spot on!
    i always tell my husband that being parent is the most competitve stage i have yet to be in. Every thought you have (as a parent) could be shot down like a curse… its unfortunate that i could feel self conscionse based on other people ideas on how children should be raised…i am constantly trying to work on myself to make decisions based on ‘our family’ and what works for us..not reading other peoples long drawn out opinions on things :)
    you always seem to have it just right…the middle path :)
    Batsheva

    1. It’s so normal to feel self-conscious about our choices, and to want to be validated. We all want to do the best for our children, right? But there are so many choices, it’s mind-boggling. I’m also working on being comfortable in what works for our family, and I constantly remind myself that every child and every family unit is incredibly unique, and what works for someone else may not for us. I also take a parenting class which I find extremely helpful.

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