I use to be that mom that judged other mothers. I would comment about how they were raising their children, what they were wearing or what they feed their kids. I would smile and be nice to their faces and then turn around and talk about what bad mothers they were being because of something they did. I was being the biggest hypocrite there was because I was doing some of the things they were. I just never showed it. I wanted to be viewed as the perfect mother.
The mommy wars are out there and they can get nasty. Did you breast or bottle fed? Are you using disposable diaper or cloth? You let your kids eat sugary treats? Basically anything could be made into a mommy war and make you feel like the worse mother in the world and I was contributing to it. I realized I needed to stop. We moms need to stick together and support each other. So to hopefully make you feel a little better I’m coming clean and writing down some of the things that made me a “bad” mother:
I have given my kids Poptarts for dinner.
I have had to febreeze dirty clothes because my kids had no clean ones.
I have ignored one of my kids when they just wanted my attention.
I have let my kids play video games for hours on end.
I bottle fed my kids.
I have screamed at my kids.
But at the end of the day I love my kids and I take care of them the best I can. Some days are better than others. Even when I’m having a bad day my kids know I love them. So give yourself some grace moms. None of us are perfect. You will make mistakes with your kids but I promise they will forgive you. Enjoy the good times and forget the bad. They are your kids. You can raise them however you want and never let anyone make you feel bad about it. You are an amazing mother!