How To Deal With Mom Shaming!

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I remember thinking as a teenager “I can’t wait to grow up there won’t be any more drama from these girls”. But now I’m realizing there is this new thing called “mom shaming”. The drama never really stops…

 

Where Is Mom Shaming Coming From?

It’s coming from other moms who are trying to validate their own way of doing things by ripping apart another woman. The main reasons why moms shame is because they are bored, angry, jealous, insecure, or wanting attention themselves. Social media plays a huge role in this, it’s much easier to snap photos of moms doing everyday things and then posting it on social media with a criticism.

“Taking and posting photos of women during times when they are mothering in order to shame them publicly is cowardly and quite telling of the person who takes the photo and those who choose to post comments online about the mother and her child,” reported Parenting Magazine.

Let’s Come Together!

Imagine raising a family the best to your ability and have other people judging you for doing what you know best. It is real, and most mothers struggle with it. These opinions usually start once a woman becomes pregnant.

“The stakes for parents these days are higher than ever,” according to WebMD. “We live in an age of high expectations that everything is a Kodak, or nowadays a Facebook, moment… It’s very easy for mothers of newborns out of love and concern to feel traumatized quickly over all sorts of things.”

 

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Shaming moms who HAVE to go to work every day.

Shaming moms who choose to stay home with their children.

Shaming moms for being “over” protective.

Shaming moms who go out for a girls night, and need some fun.

Shaming moms who get all dolled up every single day just to help make themselves feel better.

Shaming moms who encourage their children to read instead of watch TV.

Shaming moms who do not allow screen time at all because the radiation is bad.

Shaming moms who buy their child too many gifts.

Shaming moms who choose to formula feed instead of breastfeeding.

Shaming moms who give their children chocolate before they are 1 year old.

 

Shaming moms who feed their children too much healthy food.

Shaming moms who use cloth diapers instead of throwing away diapers.

Shaming moms for cosleeping.

Shaming moms who have always made their child sleep in their own crib.

Shaming moms who let child nap whenever they feel like it instead of putting them on a schedule.

Shaming moms who do not feel like doing the dishes one night because they are too tired.

Shaming moms who have tattoos and piercings.

Shaming moms who always work out every single day,

Shaming moms who eat whatever they want and have gained weight.

Shaming moms who are teaching their kids manners “too early”.

The list goes on…

We are ALWAYS being shamed for something!

 

Mom-shaming is a REAL issue!

Remember: your personal best is all you need to be responsible for.

 

Guess what?

We are ALL a bunch of ladies that are trying to figure out how to be perfect at this whole mom thing. None of us fit the perfect size model, we got no instruction manual on what to do, and can I tell you something else? We are all doing a pretty damn good job because being a mom is hard work! I know for a fact there are a million other things you need to do before you get so bored you want to start mom shaming.

We should be all about empowering each other, spreading positivity, and cheering each other on. Us moms need to stick together and become a team instead of picking each other apart. People might not always agree with each other, but we are all doing what we think is best for our families.

 

Have you ever had your parenting decisions—big or small—questioned or criticized? Please share your experiences in the comment section.

 

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Written by y5zqw

Hello there, I’m Veronica! I run BossPrincess101 for young souls to be inspired by my parenting skills, my techniques with life, DIY projects, the delicious recipes I make for my family, and I love sharing my favorite products with others! I have been a multi-influencer for about 4 years. The past few months I have also really dedicated myself to helping businesses. My goal is to help people build better, not bigger, businesses at the end of each day.

28 Comments

  1. Yes! So good! This could not be more true.
    I constantly feel judged. Judged for not working. Judged for thinking about going back to work. Judged for being too chubby, or worrying too much about my weight. It sucks. Encouraging other moms is just so so important!

    • I am really sorry you have to be shamed. It is not fair and it needs to come to an end. Please do not believe in those nasty things people say about you, they are clearly jealous of you and that’s why they are saying that. I am always here if you’d like to talk!

  2. This is a huge problem! I don’t get why we can’t all just support each other! We are all trying the best we know how. I wish this shaming wasn’t an issue, but I agree it is worst on social media.

  3. Mothers are under appreciated and don’t get the credit they deserve. Moms should support one another and not sham. I am a father so I’ll tread lightly on this subject. Met you in the FB group. Interesting post.

  4. that is just horrible! people should worry more about themselves than others. Nobody has the right to shame another person, sucks that this is still happening! great that you are raising awareness for this!

  5. I’ve dealt with some vicious mom shaming regarding formula feeding and medical choices. It was so bad that I had to deactivate my Facebook. Thanks for shedding light on this topic!

  6. I never knew this was going on. This seems so childish and like high school behavior. Mother’s that do this should concentrate on being attentive to their own children and not worry what other mothers are doing.

  7. Is there something called father shaming as well? This is a good read and perhaps I have been guilty of this as well over the years.

    • Ohh yes there is father shaming of course! I wear it all the time! I am going to add that to this post! Thank you!

  8. We definitely need to encourage each other more as mum’s as it is one of the toughest jobs and most rewarding but it makes it so much harder if you’re being criticised for everything. We are all just doing our best.

  9. Being a mother in the age of social media can be so difficult and trying at times. The best thing you can do is take comfort in knowing that you are doing your best. Never let anyone else judge you for your decisions as they are not in your shoes.

  10. Mom shaming has become a bit too prevalent in our society now-a-days. I am well aware it could be because of all of the social medias out there. I am not a very judgmental person and I keep myself to myself and I wish others could do the same. This post is super important, I hope more people see it. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I think how many different things moms have to deal with and shaming is just horrible. I cannot believe how sometimes we treat each other. So many people dump on other people to make themselves feel better.

  12. It is such a horrible thing to do to anyone. Parents should be able to parent their children however they choose. Children are their own individual, little people and have characters of their own, so unless you are around a child and that mom on a daily basis, no need to judge.

  13. O wow, first woman shaming and now mom shaming. Can we just learn to love and respect each other as adults? This is so sad but necessary. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Everything you said is so true! I actually just stumbled upon your site and I like what I see. 🙂
    I actually just wrote a post about people “mom shaming” me for deciding to stop breastfeeding after 14 months! I didn’t think of the term “mom shaming” when I wrote it. But it would have been perfect if I did. It’s a disgrace that this has become a “thing”. I really don’t have time to be judging other women and what they choose to do with their kids. As long as it isn’t my kid, I don’t care. I guess that isn’t true for other moms. Such a shame.

    • im so happy we could connect. Mom-shaming is ridiculous and I am sorry you had to go through that. I didn’t even breastfeed so I must be viewed as a terrible mom. lol. Would you like to connect our mom shaming pages together? It would make us rank higher for Google.

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