Mary - posted on 06/11/2009 ( 36 moms have responded )
Ok, I've lately taken the time to read some of the ongoing threads on here, and have been both amazed and APPALLED at some of the outright nastiness, judgement & anger some moms have expressed, on a variety of topics. Overall, I find that most of us try to be helpful, offering suggestions about what we have found works for us & our little ones, but some moms on here are way over the top!! Really, there is no need for some of the mean, foul- languaged responses that some of the nut jobs on here post. I'm guessing it is their way of blowing off steam or making themselves feel better about the choices they have made, but really....
Motherhood is NOT a competitive sport....No single one of us is absolutely right on any given topic; what works for me and my child will not necessarily be what is best for yours. We need to respect each others decisions, choices & opinions. I do not live in your shoes, and therefore have no right to judge you. We may disagree wtih each other, but it does not need to become a heated, hateful exchange of insults. Honestly, you lose any credibility you may have had when resort to such childish forms of expressing yourself.
We, as women, and mothers, should be supporting each other, open to the differences amongst us, and hopefully learning from one another's successes and mistakes. None of us are perfect, just trying to do the very best for our children AND ourselves. If I post a question on here, I'm looking for a different point of view, or some helpful suggestions....NOT a sermon, lecture or judgement, and most certainly not trying to incite some heated debate that devolves into name-calling & obscenities that are off the topic to begin with.
Thanks for listening!