Parenting Is Hard: Fellow Moms, I Will Not Judge You When... by Ann Marie Patitucci

Motherhood Parenting
7 years ago

Parenting Is Hard: Fellow Moms, I Will Not Judge You When...

I think all moms can agree on three things: we love our kids, parenting is hard and it’s made even harder when we feel judged. So, fellow moms, I promise not to judge you… 

  • Whether you bottle feed or breastfeed.
  • Whether you’re a WAHM or SAHM or WOHM.
  • If you wear yoga pants every day even if you’ve never done yoga a day in your life.
  • If you feed your kids chicken nuggets.
  • If your kid is the one screaming in the grocery store.
  • On the days you feel great and seem to have it all together.
  • On the days you feel awful and seem overwhelmed.
  • On the days you're the one screaming in the grocery store (or at least want to).
  • When you cry because the days are so long.
  • When you cry because the years are so short.

Let’s just not judge each other at all, OK? We’re in this motherhood thing together.

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Elisa Schmitz
OMG, THIS!!! I love every word, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead! xoxo
Ann Marie Patitucci
Thanks, Elisa! We moms need to SUPPORT each other and not judge!!
Katie Sloan
When we link arms with other moms and support one another then anything is possible!!! Love this piece!!!
Ann Marie Patitucci
Oh, I love that, Katie! Thank you!
Elisa Schmitz
So true, Katie Sloan! I hope you will consider submitting tips of your own and join our tribe, chica!
Katie Sloan
I am a newbie but love 30 second mom! Thanks for having me!
Elisa Schmitz
Thank you, Katie Sloan! We appreciate your kind feedback, and are thrilled to have you in our community! :-)
Jan Mostrom
Ann Marie, What a beautiful post! Absolutely so true and we need the reminder! I also think we need to add not to judge ourselves for the very same things!
Chef Gigi
Well said! THANK YOU! We have enough to worry about ! #Girlpower #Sticktogether
Ann Marie Patitucci
Exactly, Gigi! I couldn't agree more!
Erin Musto
I was talking about this today in the Teacher's room. I always remind other moms do the best with what you have at that time- life is hard and complicated.
Meredith Schneider
Yes! Well said! So agree....nobody should judge. We need to support and lift each other up when needed, be that shoulder to cry on, offer to help out, and have a girls night with a big glass of wine. xoxoxoxxo
Melissa Hurt
A funny thing about wearing yoga pants every day: I was doing that and started seeing a counselor for the emotional funk I could not left. She forcibly said, "Of course you're depressed! Look at how you're dressed! Get out of the yoga pants!!" Ouch. But, you know what? I started wearing jeans/skirts as much as I could instead and it totally helped! (Hmmm...I think I found the topic for my next tip...)
Cassandra Lee Jones
Can't wait to be a mom, hopefully a great one!
Katie Sloan
Hillary was right when she said “it takes a village.” We need to lift up the women in our lives, give the mom w/ the screaming toddler a reassuring smile and for the love... stop looking another Mom up and down like she’s a dog in the AKC finals. We are all perfectly imperfect.

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