Sunday, January 26

You're a Good Mom

I read something this weekend that I absolutely love.  If we could all just say those 4 simple words to ourselves everyday.....

To the Mom who's breastfeeding: Way to go! It really is an amazing gift to give your baby, for any amount of time that you can manage!  You're a good Mom.

To the Mom who's formula feeding: Isn't science amazing?  To think there was a time when a baby with a Mother who couldn't produce enough would suffer, but now?  Better living through chemistry!  You're a good Mom.

To the cloth diapering Mom: Fluffy bums are the cutest and so friendly on the bank account.  You're a good Mom.

To the disposable diapering Mom: Damn those things hold a lot, and it's excellent not to worry about leakage and laundry!  You're a good Mom.

To the Mom who stays home: I can imagine it isn't easy doing what you do, but to spend those precious years with your babies must be amazing.  You're a good Mom.

To the Mom who works: It's wonderful that you're sticking to your career, you're a positive role model for your children in so many ways, it's fantastic.  You're a good Mom.

To the Mom who had to feed her kids  from the drive thru all week because you're too worn out to cook or go grocery shopping: You're feeding your kids and hey, I bet they aren't complaining!  Sometimes sanity can indeed be found in a red box with a big yellow M on it.  You're a good Mom.

To the Mom who gave her kids a home cooked breakfast, lunch & dinner for the past week:  Excellent!  Good nutrition is important and they're learning to enjoy healthy foods at an early age, a boon for the rest of their lives.  You're a good Mom.

To the Mom with the kids who are sitting quietly and using their manners in a fancy restaurant: Kudos, it takes a lot to maintain order with children in a place where they can't run around.  You're a good Mom.

To the Mom with the toddler having a meltdown in the cereal aisle: They always seem to pick the most embarrassing places to lose their minds don't they??  We've all been through it.  You're a good Mom.

To the Moms who judge any Moms for ANY of the above?  Glass houses, friend.  Glass houses.

- Anonymous


  1. I love this! It is so easy to get caught up in the "mommy wars" or to compare yourself (or baby!) to another. Really? Why? We are all doing our best and loving our babies!

  2. Yes! I was just talking with a friend this past weekend about how we all have different parenting styles. And although with others I may not agree or would personally do what they do, but I would never judge. Just like I wouldn't want to be judged either. Every baby is different, every parent is different. We're all just trying to survive as well right?? :)