When I was pregnant with my first child, I was excited to be part of the sisterhood of mothers. In my mind, I pictured an environment filled with encouragement, support and empathy from other moms. Reality however, was not quite what I expected. Instead I encountered lots of passionate opinions and assumptions based around everything from breastfeeding, being a working mom to what types of diapers and wipes I was using. It turned out, every mom had an opinion. There is nothing more disheartening and discouraging than encountering a strong-willed, judgmental and narrow-minded parent. However, the one thing that unites us all is the love and unquestioning devotion to our kids. By the time I had my second child, I found the empathy and courage that I longed for from others. Whenever I see a stressed out mom on the verge of tears, I smile and give her a look that says, “I have been in your shoes.” The video below captures a snapshot of the perfect storm: several groups of people with strong view points about raising kids on a collision course in a playground, no less. The outcome however, is not what you would expect. Watch and enjoy what every mom has experienced at some point.
The Snobbiest Moms On The Internet Clash In An Epic Battle For Supremacy… Then AWWW. January 27, 2017