Help Me End “Mommy Wars”

I’m proud to be working with Similac on a sponsored campaign to help end “mommy wars”. This week I’m sharing about a time I felt judged by another mom because of a parenting choice I make. Hope you’ll watch the video below and be able to relate!

In the video above I share that another mom implied that I didn’t value family time because my kids were in a bunch of sports and activities. It hurt that she thought that, because we do value family time, but I know that this is the right choice for my family. My kids love being active and making new friends and I’ve seen their social skills blossom over the past few years.

A perfect example of the growth I’ve seen happened at the playground the other day. Lucas, who is on the Autism spectrum, used to just wander around, watch other kids play and not talk to anyone. A few years later his play at the playground is totally different. He is now able to communicate with other kids enough to play made-up games with them. He is learning to follow rules, remain calm when things don’t go his way and take turns. I contribute this social growth to the hours a week he spends with other children in school and on the sports field or at his other activities.

It’s a lot of work for me to get my kids to where they need to be every day but I know this is right for our family. Whether your kids are in no extracurricular activities, just a couple, or a handful, I want you to know that you are doing the right thing for YOUR family.

Have a “mommy war” story to share? I invite you to head to the Similac Facebook page and share it using the hashtag #EndMommyWars.

Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this story. I’m always surprised when mothers seem to think they know what is best for other children when they can’t possibly know the whole story. It’s really the same for anyone. You can’t judge other people’s positions!

    • Exactly! Only the parents know what’s best for their children because they know their unique needs. Thanks for reading :)

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