I know why men don't carry a child for nine months: it's because we can't. Hell, I was depressed about the snowstorm yesterday, so after putting my son to bed, I just ate a ton of brownies and went to sleep.
I see my wife handle things and keep her patience in situations where I would probably just self-destruct, which is why I think it's nature's design to have women carry children.
This is why I'm always amazed to see moms throw other moms under the bus whenever they get a chance to criticize them for the way they're raising their children.
This mother, however, has nothing but words of encouragement for her fellow mamas.
Ashle Potter penned a heartwarming post that embraces all mommies out there who do right by their kids.
It's a pretty great read:
To the mom who's breastfeeding: Way to go! It really is an amazing gift to give your baby, for any amount of time that you can manage! You're a good mom.
To the mom who's formula feeding: Isn't science amazing? To think there was a time when a baby with a mother who couldn't produce enough would suffer, but now? Better living through chemistry! You're a good mom.
To the cloth diapering mom: Fluffy bums are the cutest, and so friendly on the bank account. You're a good mom.
To the disposable diapering mom: Wow those things hold a lot, and it's excellent to not worry about leakage and laundry! You're a good mom.
To the mom who stays home: I can imagine it isn't easy doing what you do, but to spend those precious years with your babies must be amazing. You're a good mom.
To the mom who works: It's wonderful that you're sticking to your career, you're a positive role model for your children in so many ways, it's fantastic. You're a good mom.
To the mom who had to feed her kids from the drive thru all week because you're too worn out to cook or go grocery shopping: You're feeding your kids, and hey, I bet they aren't complaining! Sometimes sanity can indeed be found in a white bag with a big red chick on it. You're a good mom.
To the mom who gave her kids a homecooked breakfast lunch and dinner for the past week: Excellent! Good nutrition is important, and they're learning to enjoy healthy foods at an early age, a boon for the rest of their lives. You're a good mom.
To the mom with the kids who are sitting quietly and using their manners in the fancy restaurant: Kudos, it takes a lot to maintain order with children in a place where they can't run around. You're a good mom.
To the mom with the toddler having a meltdown in the cereal aisle: they always seem to pick the most embarrassing places to lose their minds don't they? We've all been through it. You're a good mom.
To the moms who judge other moms for ANY of the above?
Glass houses, friend. Glass houses.
People are loving Potter's message because, dag nam it, it's tough being a mom.
Great post! Great moms come in varied "packages"!
I just cried!! This is the most amazing thing I have ever read!
Love this ❤ we should be supporting each other more instead of comparing and judging. Being a mom is the hardest job in the world and you are an amazing mom if you are doing your best!
Because Moms rule.
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