Comments on: The moment I realized that I had become a Mean Mommy. http://www.tellanothermom.com/2013/02/26/the-moment-i-realized-that-i-had-become-a-mean-mommy/ Support other Moms Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:19:05 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 By: Kate F. (@katefineske) http://www.tellanothermom.com/2013/02/26/the-moment-i-realized-that-i-had-become-a-mean-mommy/#comment-542 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:28:06 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=145#comment-542 I really enjoyed your story here Janet. Motherhood teaches us so many things… but what it has made me personally most recognize is that everyone is different AND that you are SO much for effective as a mother and a person when you leave judgement and guilt behind you. I love your mission here on this site – and I have enjoyed keeping up with your blog as a subscriber since Lisa passed your info onto me!

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By: Janet http://www.tellanothermom.com/2013/02/26/the-moment-i-realized-that-i-had-become-a-mean-mommy/#comment-433 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:03:16 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=145#comment-433 I totally hear you Laura.. I honestly kept telling myself that my son was going to be okay because I was so scared to go to the hospital with a kid with ANOTHER broken bone. No one called social service and my doctor actually was amazing and calmed ME down. But strangers… whooa look out… judgment thrown at me every which way!! Glad your daughter is okay.

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By: Janet http://www.tellanothermom.com/2013/02/26/the-moment-i-realized-that-i-had-become-a-mean-mommy/#comment-432 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:00:37 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=145#comment-432 I agree… we should all do what is best for ourselves and baby. Since starting this blog, I love that I don’t feel ashamed of any of my decisions because I know there is a whole community of moms here that will support me. Thanks.

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By: Janet http://www.tellanothermom.com/2013/02/26/the-moment-i-realized-that-i-had-become-a-mean-mommy/#comment-431 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 23:58:46 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=145#comment-431 I agree, there are a lot of judgy mom posts out there. The thing I love about this community is that everyone has always been SO respectful even if they don’t always agree with what’s being said. I wrote a post on breastfeeding and was amazed that despite there being different opinions everyone seemed to support one another. THAT is what it is all about… support and encouragement. I’m so glad you enjoyed the article and hope you’ll spread the word.

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By: Janet http://www.tellanothermom.com/2013/02/26/the-moment-i-realized-that-i-had-become-a-mean-mommy/#comment-430 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 23:56:29 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=145#comment-430 I have TOTALLY been the mom blaring the car radio to keep the kids awake too!!

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By: Laura http://www.tellanothermom.com/2013/02/26/the-moment-i-realized-that-i-had-become-a-mean-mommy/#comment-425 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:21:21 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=145#comment-425 great article! I know I have judged and been judged. my favorite was when my daughter at 15 months broke her arm (fell off a chair, she was a climber) some one asked if social services had been called and if i was being investigated because she felt,my daughter was too young to break a bone. I held my tongue because I wont cus someone out with my children present. If anyone knows my daughter at 5 now, she is active and clumsy! a few broken bones, stitches and many bumps and bruises doesn’t slow her down!

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By: Laura http://www.tellanothermom.com/2013/02/26/the-moment-i-realized-that-i-had-become-a-mean-mommy/#comment-424 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:38:51 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=145#comment-424 Thank you for writing this Janet 🙂 I believe that every mother out there can relate to this and maybe rethink about stuff they think or say about other moms…I believe no one should judge because there is a story behind every mom and child. This post will stay with me and help me rethink :), and if I see someone else picking on a mom about her child I will stand up for her.

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By: Laura http://www.tellanothermom.com/2013/02/26/the-moment-i-realized-that-i-had-become-a-mean-mommy/#comment-423 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:34:54 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=145#comment-423 I know….I actually felt ashamed to feed my baby formula…with all the looks I was getting you would think I was feeding her nails. I tried breastfeeding and it just wasn’t working. As long as the baby is eating, I don’t think there should be any issues with what you chose or have to feed YOUR baby. Every mom out there shouldn’t have to feel embarrassed with what they are feeding their baby. Whether it be formula or breast milk.

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By: Michelle H. http://www.tellanothermom.com/2013/02/26/the-moment-i-realized-that-i-had-become-a-mean-mommy/#comment-422 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:21:57 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=145#comment-422 Janet & Be His Mother: PLEASE read the book about curing cavities! Google it – I will be getting a copy as soon as I can afford it. Here’s the link to the site, although I believe it’s cheaper on Amazon:

http://www.curetoothdecay.com/about_us.htm

And before you ask, no, I get no benefits from sharing other than knowing I have tried to spread the word & maybe helped someone else.

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By: Carrie http://www.tellanothermom.com/2013/02/26/the-moment-i-realized-that-i-had-become-a-mean-mommy/#comment-421 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:14:34 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=145#comment-421 It’s so great you wrote this. I think women are eachothers own worst enemies…especially moms..and especially moms of younger children.
I’ve seen so many judgemental blogs about moms on their cell phones at the park or other judgy, preachy ‘perfect mother’ posts and it’s just horrifying. I’ve done it myself on more than one occasion.

What moms DON’T need is more stress and pressure and judgement. We need acceptance, kudos, understanding and, yeah…sometimes a cold beer and a moments peace and quiet.

I’m glad your punkins are ok. Jumping off the couch onto a workout ball sounds exactly like something my son would do..good thing I don’t exercise!! 😉

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