Monday, May 05, 2008

Are you a Bad Mother?

I doubt it.

Go read this. It hit me hard --right in the gut --and I think we could all use it as a reminder to stop judging each other.

(Dang, isn't that what we learn in Relief Society every week? Yeah, I thought so.) :)

9 comments:

Amber said...

Glad it made an impact; it did for me as well. Sabrina really has a way with words, hence the reason why I included it!

Jamie J said...

What a great article!

bythelbs said...

I try to give people the benefit of the doubt---I'm hoping that if I do, some one else will do the same for me!

Janelle said...

That was little hard to read about the bad mothers. If you compliment people on what they are doing well they arer far more likely to strive to do even better.

I'm Mrs. Oblivious. You would have to be one of those bad moms mentioned in the article to get my attention. A messy house, dirty kids with suckers in their mouths is just my style.

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

Wow Cheryl. Thanks for the link...I REALLY needed that today. :)

Julie said...

That's an excellent article. I must agree with Janelle, too. I am completely unaware of what most other mothers are doing. That's because I am busy wrestling my three tots into the cart, keeping them inside the cart, catching the jar of pickles they threw off the side of the cart, and grabbing whatever free sucker or smartie anyone dares hand me. Are there even other moms in the store?

Lizzie said...

I'm going to save that article somewhere, maybe print it out and hang it up somewhere for myself. I need to hear that a lot. I used to be one of those people who would look down on the moms who gave their little kids suckers (although I would never have the gall to actually say something. Though I guess thinking it in your head doesn't make you any better, just more socially acceptable). That, of course, was before I had a kid of my own. Now I'm finding a lot of my predetermined "I would NEVER..." rules get broken all the time, and all for what I feel are acceptable reasons. But I always feel like other moms/women are looking down on me, as I used to do. So now I try hard not to judge others if they have different rules than me, just remembering "different kids, different parenting". And hopefully someday I'll get over the nagging feeling that everyone is looking down on me...

Leslie said...

I loved it too...I'll be linking it on my blog today as well.

Cheryl said...

Janelle-
It was hard for me to read, too --the thoughts of mothers treating their children that way just made me sick. But wow, it sure helped me to stop feeling that either A. I'm a better mom or B. I'm a failure.

I'm glad you all liked it!