Yep, I’m gonna do it again. Another message from the heart of this Mommy Blogger!!! So, I have been noticing in the last few days (not that there has been an increase necessarily, I’ve just been noticing it more lately) people questioning their own ideas based on what “THEY” say.
Now, to some this may seem like “no ones business” or “just leave it alone, it’s not your place”. Um, I am a mommy blogger, I may not have a HUGE following, but, people DO read what I write. THAT makes it my place to say… WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!
Being a mom, wife, father, husband… they are all tough jobs, and they come with plenty of critics. No matter WHAT you do in life, someone is going to have an opinion different than yours. Add in that “They” seem to have an opinion on EVERYTHING, and it’s maddening trying to keep up with what the next “expert” has to say.
Moms & Dads… I’m talking to you right now. Cloth diapers, or disposable diapers??? Homemade baby food or store bought baby food??? Breast-feeding or formula feeding??? Homeschooling, Private school, or Public school??? How about to vaccinate or not vaccinate??? The debates go ON and ON. Whatever it is you are doing, smile, hold your head up high and know that you are doing what is BEST for your family. The reasons are no ones business really. If you feel the need to explain, do it with your head held high, knowing you chose to do what you are doing for the good of your family.
Now, to those of us who are advocates for certain controversial topics, let us be kind, let us give knowledge, but ultimately–not be pushy. Decision making for parents is hard enough, let’s not add to the stress, but rather lift up those parents and back up their decisions. We are all in this together… let’s not make parenting a competition.