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Moms Judging Moms.

Why Our Choices Don't Matter as Much as We Think

Reem Kassis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

I can't be sure, but I do know the grass always appears greener on the other side, even to children. So instead of judging each other, why don't we invite the person across the street for a cup of coffee onto our lawn?

Judgy-Wudgy Was a Mom

Eileen O'Connor | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Eileen O'Connor

When I first started having kids, I wanted to be perfect. I wanted my little angels to be well-dressed and well-behaved. I wanted my house to be clean. I wanted them to eat healthy. Somewhere around my third child, I realized there's no such thing as perfect. I'm a slow learner.

I'll Keep That In Mind

Stephanie Giese | Posted 02.07.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Giese

I do not owe you an explanation, and I think anger is a healthy reaction to what this child has endured in his very short lifetime. As you huff and pull your children away from our "bad example," I will roll my eyes and remind myself that you do not know what you do not know.

Why Do Moms Judge Other Moms?

CT Working Moms | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Why do we judge other moms? Why do we argue with each other and cut each other down? What do we get out of it?

I See You There, Judging My Child

Angela Keck | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

There are a lot of things about my child that you don't see. You don't know that he loves me with his whole heart, without reservation and without hesitation.

Dear Mom On The iPhone: You're Doing Fine

Jennifer Hicks | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Hicks

I don't know you. I don't know your story. But I do know that you don't need to watch every hop, skip, jump, twirl, swing, bite, song, dance, blink or breath to be a good mom.

To The Mom Ashamed Of Being Pregnant With Her Fourth

Sylvia Bass | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Sylvia Bass

When did having a large family become equivalent to a tragic event? Why do people think that seeing a mother with lots of children automatically entitle them to make rude comments concerning her family planning?

Can We Stop Judging Each Other When Our Tots Play With Tablets?

Today's Mama | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

I think the best thing any good parent can do is be aware of the research and the opinions of experts and use their best judgment. Just try not to pass that judgment onto anyone else.

What To Do When You Think Another Parent Is Judging You

Laura Shumaker | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Laura Shumaker

If you are the parent of a child with "issues," you know what I am talking about. It's not easy to be on stage during tense moments like these. Still, the next time you think someone is judging you, try taking a step back.

Overdoing it, or Over-Thinking It?

Michaela Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Michaela Fox

Everyone has an opinion on your parenting methods. The advice comes at us from medical professionals, friends, family and even strangers on the street. We are exposed more than ever before to more information, but also more evaluation and more judgment

The Moment I Realized I Had Become a Mean Mommy

Janet Casey | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Janet Casey

There is a moment in every mom's life in which she realizes that she has indeed been, as I describe it, a "mean mommy."

You Are Supermom and So Are You

Jessica Watson | Posted 10.31.2013 | Parents
Jessica Watson

No matter how elaborately your neighbor organized her daughter's lemonade stand, no matter how perfectly manicured your sister-in-law's nails are and no matter how many runny-nosed children your best friend manages to entertain in her minivan, there is no supermom.

A Modest Proposal to Monetize the Mommy Wars

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents
Joanne Goldblum

Mothers get judged, all the time. Because we are judged by conflicting standards, we are always guilty in someone's eyes.

Motherhood, Apple Pie and Manipulation

Donna Highfill | Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Yes, I love my children, but motherhood is not the same thing as being a mom. Motherhood is a state created by guilt and judgment and is reinforced once a year with bad breakfasts and corsages.

Let's Teach Our Daughters To Stand Up For Each Other

Tracey Stewart | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Tracey Stewart

Let's teach our daughters to celebrate other women's strength, success and happiness. Let's not limit their options.

Sometimes it's Hard Being a Nutritionist and a Mom

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Leslie Rasmussen

My goal for my boys is to model for them what healthy eating looks like and then to hope that someday, they remember what I taught them.

Why I Want You To Judge My Parenting

JJ Keith | Posted 06.21.2013 | Parents
JJ Keith

Not all judgment is baseless. Sometimes I need horrified onlookers to make me realize that I could be doing better.

How My Daughter Taught Me To Love Work And Motherhood

Kathryn Tucker | Posted 05.11.2013 | Parents
Kathryn Tucker

Why don't we decide to look at the choices we make in our lives not as sources of anxiety, but as enormous opportunities for inspiration, both to and from our children?