Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Mom Pledge

I'm taking the pledge.   What's the mom pledge?  It's pledging not to bully other moms. 
We moms are all in this together.  I've gotten the nasty comment for nursing, cloth diapering, what I chose to feed my child. 
He's healthy, he's happy.  We don't all parent the same way but we all have our child's best interests in mind.  There are so many online communities dedicated to insulting other mothers and even harassing them for having different ideas from us. 

I'm pledging to be supportive of my fellow moms and not tearing them down online.  I'm setting an example for my son.  I want him to see that bullying (online or offline) is never acceptable.


mary said...

I couldn't agree more. As for me, my first child was born in1976 when the woman's lib movement was in full swing. I decided to be a stay at home mom, breastfeed, grind my own baby food and bond with my child. I also got a lot of flack for doing what I believed was best for my child. I was lucky that I was in a position to be able to give them that experience because I never had it myself. My parents owned their own business and worked 6 days a week. My grandmother lovingly took care of me, however, it's not the same as having your mom there for you. Cheers to you!

Elizabeth Flora Ross said...

Thank you so much for taking The Pledge! I agree it is important to teach our children that bullying is never OK. And this is a case where we absolutely need to "walk the walk." Our actions must demonstrate to them, and everyone, that we will not tolerate it. Welcome to our community!

teawithfrodo said...

I've dealt with so much online bullying lately that this pledge hit close to home.
I hope more moms will see this and realize we are not against each other.