Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Will You?

I recently read this article and wanted to share it with you.  I hope it helps you to stop and think just like it did for me.  Thank you to Janae from www.icanteachmychild.com for permission to post it!

There’s a war raging all around us.  It’s the war of competition, of doubting ourselves, of an “I’m not good enough” attitude.  It’s a war that pits sister against sister and friend against friend.  It’s the war that draws out the defensiveness in women around the world and causes our insecurities to rear their ugly heads.
It’s the war of motherhood.
For some strange reason, us women feel like we need to prove our motherhood by making ourselves look good and flaunting the choices that we have made that make us better moms (I can embarrassingly admit I have done this before).  Choices like being a stay-at-home mom versus a working mom, a breastfeeding mom vs. a bottle feeding mom, a whole-foods mom vs. a junk food mom, a homeschooling mom vs. a public school mom, a mom who vaccinated vs. a mom who doesn’t.  The list goes on…and on…and on.  The internet has only compounded this issue by allowing us to sit behind the safety of our computer screens all while drawing our weapons out towards a faceless and nameless “enemy.”
Let’s just stop it.  Let’s just admit our failures and encourage each other in the things that really matter.  I’ll start.

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