We speak against mom-shaming and passing judgments, but what is it that we do when we see a group of moms- each different in their own style? We compare and pass judgements.
We at KSP asked moms to write in and share their experiences of being mom-shamed, judged and ridiculed and we have received numerous responses from moms who have been victims but decided to march ahead and pursue their dreams. Today’s story is about why we need to stop comparing our lives with others and pass comments on each other’s parenting style.
Scroll down to read this mom- Vani Dhall’s take on mom shaming and why we must rise above these judgements.
Five new mom friends sat down one night, chitter-chattering over food and wine
One lived in a joint family, the other had her cosy own floor
One breastfed her daughter, the other bottle fed her son
One was raising her child independently, the other kept nanny and servants
One was a working mom, the other was a stay at home mom
One gave advice, the other shared experiences
But in the evening of frolic and joy, you couldn’t tell them apart
No judgements on any of their parts,
Sharing their parenthood moments of pride and fail
They embraced their own flaws and appreciated the others traits
Laughing over stories of judgement each of them faced
Against all the sceptical eyes in the world, there was a mutual feeling of respect each of them shared
When each one of them had a different perspective and personality,
Then how could their methodology of motherhood be the same?
#JudgeMeNot for it will only give you a day's tattle and a scornful laughter
But for the mom, it will be your lasting impression and leave bitterness in her heart thereafter.
– Vani Dhall, Mom blogger
Mommies- if you are inspired to share your experiences on being mommy-shamed or judged- here's what you need to do. Write to us about your experiences on being judged/mommy-shamed and how you reacted to it.
- Click here to share your experience right away.
- Don't forget to add a few lines about yourself, your social handles and a pic (in the above format- with the #JudgeMeNot placard)
- We would be giving you super moms a shout out on our social platforms and tagging you.
Let's do this for our tribe and put an end to mom-shaming once and for all. #SimplifyingParenting