As women, we’re supposed to be this impenetrable force that can juggle a zillion tasks at once, run a household, organize the kids, and look good while doing it. But lately it seems that the harshest group of critics out there is exactly that “impenetrable force” made up on our fellow mommies. If you like to enjoy a glass of wine on the weekdays, or take your kids to PG-13 movies, or let them stay up until midnight on the weekends, you can bet there’s somebody out there who has something to say about it.
All too often we judge others over issues we know little to nothing about. We point fingers and condemn rather than seeking to understand, and we criticize rather than assuming positive intent. Why is that? My guess (unfortunately) is that it’s just human nature. By some twisted form of logic, putting others down makes us feel superior. There is no one single way to parent “correctly”, and the amount of judging and grief we give to moms is ridiculous and has to stop.
Modern society idolizes motherhood. We are supposed to be perfect creatures, who never get a day off, and certainly never make a mistake. These over-the-top expectations often lead to mom-guilt; a snarky little feeling that likes to creep in and ruin your day. If you have a full-time job (or even part-time for that matter), and then go home to another full-time job, you probably know exactly what I’m talking about.