Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Mommy Wars

It seems to me that no matter what we do as parents we are dammed if we do and dammed if we don't. 

If you breastfeed for too long you are the devil, if you formula feed you don't care enough about your children to give them the best. 
If you start solids before 6 months you are hurting your child, if you start solids at or after 6 months you are starving your child. 
If you spank your child you are abusive, if you don't spank your children you are letting them "rule the roost".
If you circ your son you are mutilating them, if you don't circ your son he will be dirty. 
If you work outside the home you are neglecting your child, if you are a stay at home mom you are neglecting your financial responsibilities. 
If you had a natural birth you are bragging, if you had a c-section you didn't "really" give birth at all. 

It is all so pointless. We should be supporting each other as mothers even if a mother make a decision that is different from yours. We all have the same goal of raising happy, healthy, and responsible adults. 

Besides... I truly believe that as long as we love our children unconditionally and support them they will turn out to be pretty amazing. But just in case maybe I should start a therapy fund instead of a college fund.


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