So in the past week or so, I have been trying to get my blog “out there” by listing it in different networks and websites. Primarily, this has turned into a “Mommy Blog”. However, if you have been around long enough, you know it was once about dating, then wedding planning, then pregnancy and now motherhood. It is still all of those things, because it is my life! Ok, so that’s not what I meant to talk about.
In getting acquainted with different networks like Blogher, Momversation, MomLogic, SaneMoms etc., I have become more aware of the Mommy Wars. I mean WOW, there is a name for it and everything! If you don’t know, there is a huge cyber-rift between stay-at-home-moms and working-outside-the-home moms. There have been books, articles, even an episode of Oprah devoted to the topic of infighting among mothers about who’s life is the hardest.
Every time I dig a little deeper into the world of Motherhood (and by this I mean the world of other mothers, not myself as a mother) I am baffled by the child-like competition between grown women. I just can’t believe this debate exists. You might say I am adding fuel to the fire with this post, and maybe I am. But I am not going to presume that my life is any harder or easier than anyone else’s. It’s silly and judgmental. No one knows the ins and outs of my day and I don’t know theirs. We all have hard days and we all have days that seem insanely easy and wonderful. You know why? Because we are all human and we face different challenges. My easy day might be your impossible or vice versa.
I don’t know why this got under my skin today, but I just want to say, stop it! Stop comparing yourself to other people. I HAVE done it and it doesn’t help anything. I promise! Find the good about your life and thrive in it. If you have a bad day, vent about it and move on. If you see a friend in need, empathize with them and move on. Let’s support each other!
And that is all…..stepping down now 🙂