All Moms Rule

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all moms rule

I am saddened and angered by the amount of mommy bullying that I have come across lately. The mom on mom bashing is at an all-time high and I’m not entirely sure why. There are so many movements for equality happening in the world right now: #blacklivesmatter, FCKH8, and more; and yet this concept of treating people with respect regardless of their beliefs or backgrounds is still so out of reach. The mommy community is no safe haven from this kind of tormenting either. Our children are learning about the “Golden Rule” in their classrooms and at their extra curricular activities, but how can we expect them to practice this rule if we, their mothers, can’t follow it?

Breastfeeding moms, formula feeding moms, pumping moms, cosleeping moms, working moms, stay at home moms, work from home moms, helicopter moms, moms with nannies, married moms, adoptive moms, lesbian moms, single moms. Regardless of the word or phrase that accompanies it, we are all MOMS and we have got to stop attacking one another for practicing our beliefs. Even I am guilty of using the hashtag #breastisbest, when really breast is just best for my family. Formula may be best for yours and it is not my place to judge you for your decision. Ironically enough, I don’t even breastfeed as I’m an exclusive pumper and yet I’m participating in a hashtag that excludes my method in an effort to find some camaraderie online.

After speaking to several others who have fallen victim to mom on mom hate, I am on a mission to see to it that all moms are appreciated for all that they do for their families. I am declaring that All Moms Rule and I want you to join me in making that known! Help me by sharing Instagram photos, tweets, and Facebook status updates using the hashtag #allmomsrule. Share photos that represent the kind of mom you are; whether it be just a photo of you or your children or one that depicts your beliefs. Stand strong knowing that the #allmomsrule hashtag is a place to be celebrated for your parenting style, not to be criticized for it.

The one thing that we all have in common is that we love our children and every decision we make is with their best interest in mind. So, please, let’s stop attacking each other and start loving one another and remember that #allmomsrule!

Mommy My Way was founded on the idea that parenting is to be done in your own way. According to just about everyone I know, I have always done things the hard way. But whether it was hard or easy, it was always my way. There used to be a running joke in my family that Nikki was always right, and the truth is, I was always right when it came to making decisions for myself. I have always lived my life the way that I see fit in order to grow, learn and feel proud of myself; and motherhood is no different. Let’s be clear though, I don’t claim to be perfect. I screw up and I question myself and sometimes I don’t do what’s best in the long run; but just because it’s the hard way, doesn’t mean it’s wrong. I mommy my way, you mommy your way and they mommy their way, but we are all mommies. Please help me spread the #allmomsrule love. 


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35 thoughts on “All Moms Rule”

  • You are completely right, we need to stop judging other mom’s, and start looking more closely at ourselves. Sometimes we get so passionate about something that we don’t stop to think that there is a reason someone else is not. I am a full time working mom but necessity,not by choice. I would love to be a stay-at-home mom and find myself (a little) jealous of stay-at-home parents. However, if the busy weekends at my house teach me anything it’s that it’s hard to get things done with kids in the house, so I also have total respect for stay-at-home parents. There is a reason that we are the way we are, and why things work for one mom and not another. We need to respect the choices of each and every mom, because we are all awesome! Though, I have to say, I have a special place in my heart for mom’s named Nikki.

  • You are so incredibly right…why are we all ganging up on one another? We should be supporting one another instead. I mean, don’t we all realize that being a mom is the hardest job in the world?

  • I don’t think anything frustrates me more than mommy wars or bashing of other people in general Everyone matters, everyone has a story and unless you have walked in their shoes you have no idea what that story is. I think we all better realize that we are all in the HUMAN race, and nobody gets out alive.

  • I am not a mom but I do feel as human beings we all need to stop judging others. We need to learn how to build others up, not how to knock them down <3

  • I couldn’t agree more. The internet seems to be a place where bullys arise from the anonymity of a keyboard. I’d love to see moms and all women in general being more supportive of each other regardless of race, religion, political affiliation, etc. We’re all on the same planet.

  • I was just thinking about this the other day. When did it become politically/socially correct to bash each other? People will claim to be tolerant, yet some of those same people insult others when they have a different viewpoint. Being different is what makes the world go round. It would be a very boring world if we all looked alike and held the same opinions. #allmomsrule

  • I know it’s human nature to be judgmental especially when it comes to parenting but given we are trying to do our best and making decisions that impact our child’s life every day, I can not believe why people feel free to make judgments, make ugly comments or just plain bully other parents.

  • You couldn’t be more right! My sister has been breastfeeding her (almost) 3 month old baby & they have had SO many issues with nuts, dairy, vegetables, etc. She has wanted to formula feed for so long now because both of them are just not getting enough food and fat, but people criticize as soon as they heard formula, so she has been very hesitant. I think that’s sad – we should all support each other no matter what!

  • You are absolutely right that we need to support each other as moms (and dads too!). There are so many ways to do the “right thing” for your baby, and it can be hard to recognize sometimes that maybe your way isn’t better or doesn’t work for everyone! Love #allmomsrule!

  • This saddens me too, I am lucky to be apart of a supportive group of moms who really “do” support each other and we all come from different places and different up bringings and we are able to have intelligent conversations and bring our thouhts to the table about things without any mom bashing. I really don’t get it and find that obviously an entire generation of moms simply lack maturity and that’s scary for our children. What are we teaching them with this behavior? I totally agree with you here.

  • I love what mommy My way stands for everyone parents differently but we are all doing the best that we can. No one needs to be cut down or made to feel bad about themselves . The most important thing is our kids are happy

  • Bullying of any type saddens and angers me to the extreme!! To hear there is actually parenting shaming and mummy bullying is just sad. I am so happy and proud of all the people who are or will get involved with the initiative #allmomrules because it is so important in this world full of anger, hate, competition and sadness we remember to treat everyone you meet with kindness because you really never know what other people may be going through! All the love in the world to you and your world <3
    xx

  • I agree that if moms can’t stop bullying how are kids supposed to. I saw an ad online recently and it was a video about moms basically doing this… bullying, until one little baby was in danger and they all realized they had the same goals in life. Great concept and so true.

  • It’s funny, because a couple of years ago I would have agreed with you 100% — maybe because of the company I kept, or the neighbourhood I lived in; it was definitely more prevalent then. But I don’t see mom bashing as much anymore — thankfully there are a lot more positive posts like this one building each other up, which is fantastic! 🙂 Parenting is way too hard as it is, the kids are pretty good at bringing us down so no need to do it to each other.

  • Unfortunately it’s very common. I see it every day 🙁 Even today I got judgy looks from fellow mommies when my 2 year old decided to throw a tantrum in the middle of the walk way….so what, he’s two, I don’t judge others on how they handle these situations. #allmomsrule

  • Very well said! I see it all the time in mum groups. It’s actually pretty terrifying; like watching lions fight over a warthog carcass. One Mum confessed she was having a bad day and her kids were deiving her mad and she was getting comments like “don’t have kids then”, “stop spreading your legs” and “if you can’t deal with them they should be taken away”. WTF?

  • I couldn’t agree more! Being a mommy is hard work, so we need all the support from each other that we can get. Sure, we may all do things differently, but we all love our kids the same. Love the hashtag and will be using it.#Allmomsrule

  • I’ve been thinking about this for a while and I agree #allmomsrule! I think our problem is society today is that we are trying to place all moms into little boxes – you need to declare what “type” of mom you are and I keep wondering “why can’t I just be a mom?” Why do I need to be a certain kind of mom?

  • I totally agree. No two people and definitely no two children are the same. So why would parenting be any different? We need to support each other not attack. Being a parent isn’t easy and we are all doing the best we can according to our knowledge and circumstance.

  • It’s so true & ironic really! There really are soo many movements for equality, but at the same time many people are fighting for their view/lifestyle/etc & defending it as the only right way. Just because I believe that my way is right (for me) doesn’t give me the right to tell someone else they are wrong. Lets all just agree to disagree & support one another! #allmomsrule

  • I am not a mum yet but it sounds like a scary world of moms out there, moms are meant to support one another in the struggle that is being the best mum to your kids not hating on another because they do it differently to you. This is a great post, thanks for sharing and getting the message out there.

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