I often don't share articles, but I was very touched by this one. It's called "Stop the Mommy Wars: Empowering Photo Series" (Please click on the name to view it) The purpose of the article is to encourage women to stop judging one another, and pleading for an end to the mommy wars. From feeding methods diapering methods and more.
I had postpartum anxiety and
depression after giving birth, I chose to formula feed, I only used
disposable diapers, I let my baby (reasonably) cry-it-out and my family
is not religious. And, all that doesn't make me a bad mom. I love my son
unconditionally, and always will.
I was ridiculed from a handful of people for not breast feeding. I felt like a horrible mother, but I just couldn't do
it. When Tyson was diagnosed with a low form of autism, I blamed myself
for not breastfeeding him. (Along with a bunch of other things I
thought I did wrong.) Deep down I knew it wasn't my fault, but as mother
we really are too hard on ourselves. We can only do what we can do, and
I respect every parent. As long as the parent is not hurting their
child, and doing they best they can, they have my respect! We all have
to stick together! Let's judge less! We “moms’ are way too hard on ourselves and each other.