Being a mum is one of the most rewarding and exhausting jobs that a woman can ever have. And yet, while we are all going through the same thing, it seems we are forever pitting ourselves against one another.
Whether it’s judging stay-at-home mums or working mums, questioning why a woman only had one child and not two or passing comment over a child’s packed lunch, this ‘anything you can do I can do better’ mentality is not good for anyone - mums, dads, or the kids.
It’s time we all came together and helped each other rather than berate one another for making choices that suit our life and our family.
1. Remember, we are all in this together
We’re all battling through the same sleepless nights, we are all questioning what’s good for our kids and what’s not, and we are all trying to keep our family happy and safe – we just do it in different ways and at different times.
2. Our priorities are different
While one mum may feel having a strict and rigid routine is better for their family, another may find the carefree approach easier – neither are wrong and both can work. We all have different priorities but we all have the same goal in mind: the health of our kids.
3. We are all going through our own battles
Whether it’s financial problems, health worries or family concerns we all have our own battles to get through at one point or another. So before you judge that mum who never gives lifts or who avoids volunteering at the school, think about the fact that she may be going through something that is preventing her.
4. We are all making choices that are best for us as a family
Whether you’re a stay-at-home mum or work in an office, we all make individual choices on what works best for our family. One is just as hard as the other and neither are right or wrong.
5. How can we teach our kids to be accepting of others if we can’t accept our fellow peers?
We can’t, and that is why it’s time to put an end to the war.