I’m sure most of you would join my overwhelming relief that Spring has finally Sprung. I have been eagerly awaiting this lovely weather for a multitude of reasons, but not least of all so I can leave the sliding door open so the kids can run in and out at will. In the last two… Read More Dandelions
I’m getting a divorce. After many years of being in an abusive relationship, I made the decision to leave. Don’t be sorry; I’m fine. I’ve come to terms with the emotional aspect long ago. At this point, I’m just going through the steps to make it final in the eyes of the law. One… Read More That Time My “Judge Less” Mantra Was Put to the Test
If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you know that CTWM is a judgment-free zone, much like a certain fitness chain you may be familiar with. We preach from the gospel of “thou shalt not judge thy fellow mama” around these parts, and we try to practice what we preach. And blog about it.… Read More Oh yes, you will be judged. Here’s how to handle it.
This week I decided to remove myself from a Facebook moms’ group that I had been added to by an out of state relative. I followed along for several months, but I realized that while I do believe in what these moms are doing, I am not against the things that they are condemning. I… Read More Oh, Facebook . . .
Throughout our Campaign for Judgement-Free Motherhood I’ve tried to emphasize that for those who see the value in judging other moms less, the way to start is by simply noticing when we’re doing it. From my personal experience, it’s easy to go down a dark rabbit hole of judgment and negativity if I choose to… Read More Judging Less Takes Practice – No One’s Perfect
I wasn’t going to write much about breastfeeding just yet because it has truly been a journey for me, and the story is not quite over. And then we breastfed happily ever after until one year. The end. Yeah, no. But given that there is a lot of talk around here these days about Judgment-Free… Read More Feeding My Baby Judgment-Free
It’s quite often that people at work are surprised when they realize I suddenly have a baby bump. Not the coworkers I see every day, but the customers, vendors and sales people that stop by on occasion. There are some who still have yet to notice (although I feel like I’ve grown leaps and bounds… Read More Back off: When strangers need to mind their own business
In the wake of our absolutely amazing Campaign for Judgement-Free Motherhood, our community has been discussing what it really means to be judgmental, at least in the context of parenting choices, and whether we should be careful not to judge the judgers for being judgmental.* Got all that? In other words, some of the not-so-nice… Read More Judgment, Social Empathy, and the Falsehood of “Personal Responsibility”: Walking In Another Mom’s Shoes
I had an interesting conversation with someone yesterday that I really respect and it got me thinking. All the hoop-la around that recent Time magazine cover, debates about breastfeeding moms vs. non breastfeeding moms and debate about whether “crying it out (CIO)” is good or bad makes me want us to all say a collective… Read More Do Labels Divide Us?
I love being a woman, I love everything about it from my curves, to being able to carry a child, maybe getting a free drink here or there over the years, the empowerment I have felt with being able to work but there is one thing that worries me with my impending motherhood. I feel… Read More Mommy hood equals judgment???