May 2013 Moms

Good Moms

I saw this on Facebook and had to share:

To the mom who's breastfeeding: Way to go! It really is an amazing gift to give your baby, for any amount of time that you can manage! You're a good mom.

To the mom who's formula feeding: Isn't science amazing? To think there was a time when a baby with a mother who couldn't produce enough would suffer, but now? Bett...er living through chemistry! You're a good mom.

To the cloth diapering mom: Fluffy bums are the cutest, and so friendly on the bank account. You're a good mom.

To the disposable diapering mom: Damn those things hold a lot, and it's excellent to not worry about leakage and laundry! You're a good mom.

To the mom who stays home: I can imagine it isn't easy doing what you do, but to spend those precious years with your babies must be amazing. You're a good mom.

To the mom who works: It's wonderful that you're sticking to your career, you're a positive role model for your children in so many ways, it's fantastic. You're a good mom.

To the mom who had to feed her kids from the drive thru all week because you're too worn out to cook or go grocery shopping: You're feeding your kids, and hey, I bet they aren't complaining! Sometimes sanity can indeed be found in a red box with a big yellow M on it. You're a good mom.

To the mom who gave her kids a homecooked breakfast lunch and dinner for the past week: Excellent! Good nutrition is important, and they're learning to enjoy healthy foods at an early age, a boon for the rest of their lives. You're a good mom.

To the mom with the kids who are sitting quietly and using their manners in the fancy restaurant: Kudos, it takes a lot to maintain order with children in a place where they can't run around. You're a good mom.

To the mom with the toddler having a meltdown in the cereal aisle: they always seem to pick the most embarrassing places to lose their minds don't they? We've all been through it. You're a good mom.

To the moms who judge other moms for ANY of the above? Glass houses, friend. Glass houses.
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  • JoJo716JoJo716
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    I saw this too and I love it! I was just telling my friend that it seems like if you are a mom, no matter what you do, you are doing something wrong. There is so much pressure but in reality every situation and family is different. 


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  • I totally judged a Mom yesterday for her child's meltdown, but it wasn't because her kid was having a meltdown, it was because she literally ignored him for an hour and a half while he was having the meltdown in the middle of our OB's office. Didn't even acknowledge his existence. Strangers were trying to get him to calm down. I think my judgy pants were OK in that situation :P

    I saw this on FB and I liked it too.

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    I totally judged a Mom yesterday for her child's meltdown, but it wasn't because her kid was having a meltdown, it was because she literally ignored him for an hour and a half while he was having the meltdown in the middle of our OB's office. Didn't even acknowledge his existence. Strangers were trying to get him to calm down. I think my judgy pants were OK in that situation :P

    I saw this on FB and I liked it too.

    Was it a toddler? They can be the most unreasonable people on the planet.  FWIW, I ignore my toddler when he has a temper tantrum.  If I engage him, it gets worse, and providing attention for a temper tantrum can be a form of positive reinforcement.  Luckily, he hasn't had one in public yet.  I'm a good mum, but if people were trying to "calm my kid down" I'd be annoyed. 

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  • MrsJ723MrsJ723
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    image cdnbird11:
    I totally judged a Mom yesterday for her child's meltdown, but it wasn't because her kid was having a meltdown, it was because she literally ignored him for an hour and a half while he was having the meltdown in the middle of our OB's office. Didn't even acknowledge his existence. Strangers were trying to get him to calm down. I think my judgy pants were OK in that situation :PI saw this on FB and I liked it too.

    Impossible to know, but the child could be on the autism spectrum and the mother was employing "planned ignoring". I've used it with students and you do have to act like they aren't there, even if it lasts for hours.
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  • I once watched a mom initiate a meltdown for her child.  She had apparently taken her son through the toy aisle, let him pick out a toy with the thought he was going to take it home, and then at the checkout she asked the cashier to put it back. The kid went ballistic. It had to of been an $8 toy. It took everything I had not to buy it myself and make her look like a tool. H was with and he also judged with me.
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  • D&amp;S724D&S724
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    I saw this on FB and liked it, too! Everyone is guilty of judging at some point, whether it is warranted or not.
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