“So you are just a stay at home mom?” “Are you ever going back to work?”
Questions that are meant as accusations are asked with a judging smirk
“Working mom” is uttered as if it were a dirty phrase
What kind of mother would leave their child at this early stage?
A mother nursing in public makes people turn away their heads
While others look in disgust at a baby that is formula fed
Dr. Spock, The Ferber Method or channeling Dr. Sears
Women trying all they can to get through these formidable years
Courage of the keyboard comes out at home at night
With social media perpetuating the mommy wars fight
From disciplining your child to what you’re serving on their plate
The opinions flung out towards you, are full of judgment & of hate
Mother against mother, each thinking they are better than the rest
Just because it is your way does not mean that it’s the best.
You raise your child your way & I will raise my child mine
When it is all said & done, I bet they’ll both turn out just fine
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I love your poem and definitely have had my fair share of these moments myself in the past and the last line truly sums it up perfectly!
Thank you Janine. 🙂
Ugh, don’t even get me started on this. It’s 2015, why can’t we all just be allowed to raise our kids the way we want to. Why does everyone always have to say we’re doing it wrong?
I actually wrote this because I just got caught in the middle of one of these wars. I was shocked at the things that fellow mommies were saying to one another.
Your last phrase really sums it up perfectly. What we each do for our own children is our own right and our own business. Why does it matter what other people are doing? Let everyone raise their own! Boo hiss to judging!
Thanks Liz. I don’t know why it has to be this way. It is sad.
This is a great post. It made me smile and made my day as well. We have the right to raise our own kids the way we wanted and it is no ones business.
Thank you Jessica. 🙂
Ha! The work never ends. I’ve never stopped working a day in my life.
Yeah, being a mommy is hard work.
I love your poem and you ended it perfectly.
Thank you. 🙂
That is beautiful!
Thank you so much.
Great poem and the ending is just right!
Thank you very much,
I don’t even know how this ‘war’started. I believe all moms do the best they can. Whether you are a SAHM or a working mom, both are hard work! Plus who has time to watch what the next parent is doing? I’m personally overwhelmed trying to take care of my own family! Like the poem!
Thank you. I agree. It is hard work for all of us.
i love this poem, it is beautiful
Thank you so much Terri.
Haha, this is awesome! It’s so sad how judgy other moms can be!
Great poem, and yes I am guilty of some of these 🙁
So silly to even go there with the judging, isn’t it? We’re all doing our best and our kids are feeling very loved, that’s what really matters.
Love this poem, and it is oh-so true and spot on. The level of judging amongst parents is crazy, and I can’t believe when some feel its their duty to give “good advice” to complete strangers with that ‘judgy’ smirk that you mention. I LOVE the last lines!
I love this poem. It is exactly right, as upsetting as that is.