Making an Effort to stop the Mommy Wars
Moms.com is really a great place. I feel like we all support each other even if we have different views on how to raise our kids. If we do disagree I feel like we do it in a mature way (at least most of the time). I wish it was like this everywhere...
I'm going to try something. I'm going to compliment other mom's parenting choices, whether their the same as mine or not. I will do my best to make them feel validated, because really that's what we all want isn't it? I will try to get excited when they talk about the latest milestone their kid hit, even if it bugs me that my kid isn't hitting it yet. I will reassure them when they worry that other's will judge their choices I won't. If I genuinely support them hopefully they will genuinely support me. If they don't, well I'm no worse off then I was before anyway.
Hopefully this will impact the small community of mom's I hang with. As our kids get older hopefully we'll all feel connected enough to cheer each other's kids on as if they were our own, to support each other through challenges as if they were our own, stop comparing every little piece of our lives to one another, and most importantly STOP THE MOMMY WARS!
I personally am fascinated by other moms and their choices. I also never believe I know it all or do it all right. Lol