Girlfriends, I got to get something off my chest. My house is never clean. Like ever. I have friends (with kids) whose...Posted by The 21st Century SAHM on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Let's be honest: the internet is a great way to debate issues and share opinions, and the topic of parenting (and its one million variations) is often one of the most heated discussions, whether it's on Facebook or in the comment section of a celeb's Instagram post. Mommy shaming is everywhere — your kid shouldn't eat this, go there, or be watching that TV show — because I'm a mom and I'd never make choice XYZ. The list goes on. Karen Johnson, the blogger behind 21st Century SAHM and mother of three, took to Facebook to put an end to mommy shaming once and for all with an incredible post that'll have parents cheering.
The blogger's take starts out almost like a confession:
Girlfriends, I got to get something off my chest. My house is never clean. Like ever. I have friends (with kids) whose houses are spotless. Are they better mothers than me? Nope. Am I a better mother than them? Nope.
I work out every day. I have mom friends who don't exercise. (I mean other than running around like crazy people after their kids). Does that make either of us a better mom? Nope."
Her point? Every single parent has their own way of doing things. They all have their own strengths and weaknesses, but that doesn't give any other mama the right to judge.
"I have friends who are super organic, chemical free, and dye free," she wrote. "My kids sometimes eat popsicles for breakfast. The cheap kind that are 50 for $2.00. Are either of us better than the other? Nope."
Johnson also tackles the debate between stay-at-home and working moms in a pretty direct way. "Are stay-at-home moms better than working moms? NO. Are working moms better than stay-at-home moms? NO."
She ends her post by saying that at the end of the day, we're all in this together. "So how about this? Can we all climb down off judgmental mountain for a second? And just support one another? And just say, Hey, motherhood is hard," she adds. "You're doing a good job. Raising kids can knock the wind out of a person. You got this. "
Read her full post above.