Instead of calling out all of those mommies who did it “wrong” (aka differently than we did), let’s acknowledge that we all have one common goal- to be the best mommies we can be. We ALL love our children. We ALL want them to grow and succeed. We want them to be healthy and happy.
I ate chocolate (a LOT) when I was pregnant. I used disposable diapers. I let them cry it out. I nursed until they were 9 months. I fed them jarred baby food and never once thought of making my own. I read to them every night. I took Prozac because they drove me absolutely insane! I let them eat cake on their first birthday. I took (and still take) an excessive amount of photos of my kids. I feed them fast food at least once a week. I hate helping them with their homework. I hug them lots. I use generic detergent. I make home-made cookies. I’ve not been able to get my son to eat a vegetable since it came in a baby food jar. I love to embarrass them by singing in the car with the windows down. I blog my parenting complaints. I get involved in their schools. I use threats and bribes. I go to every practice and game they have. I yell. I give lots of kisses and tell them I love them always. I am a mom. JUST LIKE YOU.