Why Can't Us Moms Just Get Along?

If you let her cry you are allowing her to have security issues when she gets older.

If you feed him sugar you are causing him to be obese and have unhealthy eating habits.

If you formula feed you are giving them the worst start in their life.

If you don't want to be around your children all of the time then you aren't a loving mom.




Why can't moms just get along?

Why can't we just agree that the journey of motherhood is a complicated, tiring one full of choices that only we can make for our own families?

Why do we have to preach at each other what is best?

Why can't we just be supportive?

Why can't we be helpful?

And not helpful in the way that is giving advice that was not asked for.

We are all individuals. God certainly didn't want all of us to be identical in looks, in beliefs, in ideas, in the way we mother.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29

We have to build each other up.

We need to ask what each other needs.

We need to be sensitive to each other's lives. 

We do not know each other's past. We do not know each other's current circumstances. 

We are all very different individuals and mother in different ways. 

Jesus never said love because you love their choices or love the way they do everything single thing in their life. Jesus never said love because a certain person seems lovable. Jesus simply told us to love.

So go and love. 

Don't go and judge before you love. 

As mothers we have enough battles to fight during the day. 

That sassy three year old who has started yelling at you when they don't get their way, that baby who won't take a nap even when they are rubbing their eyes and yawning and that huge pile of laundry that has grown taller than an average person are already staring us down waiting for us to crumble. 

We sure don't need the judgement. We sure don't need any more unnecessary battles. 

We need love. We need support. We need friendship from understanding mothers who have been where we have been. 

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. John 13:34.

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