Every time a television show creates a story on motherhood there seems to be at least one major rivalry. The mommy wars. Even though these programs are fictional and caricature parenthood, I always find this a bit sad. Sure, not everyone is going to get along all the time but I really don’t believe moms are as competitive and petty with each other as Hollywood believes. Is it really entertaining to see moms disrespect and tear each other down?
I love having mom friends. Who else knows exactly what your life is like, how much sleep you’re not getting and how much you worry about and love your kids?
I learn so much from watching my friend’s parent their children and appreciate the sense of community that spending time with other parents gives me. I have friends that are working moms, stay-at-home moms, breastfeeding moms, bottle feeding moms and have realized that their choices are theirs to make, not for me to judge. Letting them parent the way they want allows me the freedom to do the same and enjoy them as human beings.
What do you think of the “Mommy Wars”? Real phenomenon or overblown?
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