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