Thursday, April 11, 2013

Judgy McJudgersons

Today's post is inspired by this post from The Mom Pledge blog.

I'm so tired of moms judging each other for being different. You know what? Every family is different. Just because something is right for one mom and child doesn't mean it's the right thing for another. I truly think that moms who judge others so harshly are trying to hide their own insecurities. So here's my little bit to counteract that:

Dear Mom,
Yes, you. I know we likely don't know each other. But we understand each other. You may parent differently than I do, but as long as your kids are taken care of, that's okay. We are different people and our families are different, so of course we'll do things differently.

You've got this. You can do it. Keep believing in yourself, even at midnight when you're putting your three year old back in bed for the 20th time, or when you just give up and let her fall asleep in your bed (oh wait, that was me). Trust your instincts.  Don't be so hard on yourself.

We all make mistakes. Parenting is the hardest job to learn as we go. It doesn't matter if we are working moms, at-home moms, helicopter moms, laid-back moms, tigers or house cats. Our kids still love us. Simple mistakes won't screw up our kids or sentence them to a lifetime of therapy sessions.

Relax, mom. You're doing fine.


  1. A great message we all need to hear! Thank you for linking up! :)

  2. That is my favorite blog title I have seen in a long time! It made me smile, so thanks! I often use that set up myself, one of my favorites is Sassy McSasserson. Anyway, I completely agree. As moms we tend to want to compete instead of support one another, it makes no sense. Great post & great reminder.

  3. I think I might have to read this every day because I'm constantly doubting myself. And I'm so with you on the judging thing. I hate it. And it starts when you're pregnant, too, with other pregnant moms judging how you take care of yourself

  4. I think the pressure everyone is under to conform to some sort of stereotype is ridiculous - and it's worse the younger you are, it seems. Good post - should be shown far and wide!
    Happy A to Z-ing
    Jemima at Jemima's blog

  5. I love this!

    And ha ha! I thought I was the only person who called people Judgy McJudgerson.

  6. AWESOME post!! I have 3 grown SUCCESSFUL kids with families and homes of their own now.... and to those judgy moms I can say HA!!!!! My 3 are proof I did a GREAT job!!
    Great post!!
    Peanut Butter and Whine