Mom shaming has always been a thing, now that social media is huge it has gotten worse or its just put in the spot light because of social media. Honestly to me I feel like its just another way to bully just with a different word. The thing is what people mom shame for is something that they have done or will do once they become a parent . Some of the things that people are shaming for are ridiculous.
For example Meagan Markle the Duchess of Sussex has been in the spot light for some time since she gave birth to her very handsome son Archie. While I understand that they are royals and people are always watching them, But I think the media needs to settle the EFF down. The newest one right now is that she wasn’t holding Archie right, and she didn’t have a hat on him. GOOD LORD give me a break. While breastfeeding my daughter I dropped my phone on her head. She was perfectly fine, mind you she gave me the dirtiest look but never let go of the nipple!
Mom shaming, Dad shaming, Parent shaming needs to end! like yesterday. I cannot stress this enough parenting is hard and it doesn’t help that other moms or other dads sit there on their high horse pretending like they are better then everyone else.
Okay Jackie I get it you feed your child all the healthy food in the world, great thats YOUR parenting… love it! But if Stacy wants to feed her child something completely different then you… PERFECT! Her child is fed and happy. Why the frick does it matter?? Breastfed or Formula fed or both, THEIR BABY WAS FED!! I don’t care what you do as long as that baby is healthy and happy.
Take Kim Kardashian West for example, She got mom shamed because her daughter was wearing make up? DO y’all know the background to that? Maybe her daughter wants to be just like mommy, Beautiful! So it’s okay to put nail polish on babies and their ears done but heaven forbids her wearing make up?? We have some double standards up in here.
So many parents have pictures of their kids that they want to post on social media, me including. That we are to scared to post… oh the floor isn’t has clean as I would like it, oh my child’s doing something that I know ONE person would frown upon it. Celebes rarely have a choice in the matter of what gets posted or not but they shouldn’t be ashamed of their parenting. Yes they have a whole different life style then us being always in the spot light, but they are human just like us. Why should we stop of sharing our kids crazy moments because Jackie the PTA mom wouldn’t approve. So your child ate a fruit loop that you missed when sweeping, meh they will survive! Clearly tell them dude the 5 second rule was up on that one, but its not the end of the world.
As parents in this crazy world we need to stick together. What happened to the village raising the kids? Clearly that went out the window. Now it’s what that lady struggle in the grocery store while their child is freaking out and judge from afar instead of “Hey hun, let me help” or “I see you! been there hun” Nope we judge that mom that forgot snacks for soccer game because she was juggling so much and simply JUST FORGOT!
Carrie underwood! The amazing singer and song writer got mom shamed for WEARING MAKE UP! She was all dolled up and beautiful like always for her sons soccer game. Apparently thats a no no. Girl be you!
Honestly we are damned if we do and damned if we don’t. No matter what there is someone out there that is not going to approve of your lifestyle or your parenting but its time that we ban together, and put this parent shaming to rest once in for all! I want to know what they all get out of it, shaming someone else for their choices? Where does that get you? You have just become a different type of bully. Worse even. Kids do crazy things thats unavoidable. There is no manual to every single kid. The parenting books don’t tell you that your child will eat dirt or play in the toilet when you aren’t looking. Post those pictures that you feel someone will shame you for and watch a lot of parents be like “HA! Right, Candace did the same thing last week!” because you know what we have all been there or will be there. Even if you try your HARDEST you can’t watch them 24 7 like they are the president. They are sneaky and fast! Like little ninjas.
Girl I see you! we are all in this together!