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Encourage support, not judgment, in the parental space

Have you ever experienced a moment when you were happily buzzing along in your parenting choices and then – WHAM! Someone completely knocks you off your rocker with a comment about your particular choice, whatever it may be, and questions the way you are parenting? 

I’m sure we have all had some sort of experience similar to this in some way shape or form. 

How can we end parent shaming?

I have already written two posts about my experiences with parenting, mommy wars, and feeling judged. In my continued partnership with Similac, now we are asking YOU to share your Mommy War Story in a short selfie-style video on the Similac Facebook page.

To show you how easy it can be, and to encourage you to share your story so more parents/moms/dads understand the effects of parent-shaming, I’ve created a video of my own. Check it out!

What’s your story?

Tell us your story about overcoming judgment or any challenges you face. Head over to the Similac Facebook page and share your story. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #EndMommyWars!


This is my third in a series of posts with Similac and their Sisterhood of Motherhood Program. You can find my first post, about Feeling like a Failure, here. My second post, about Mommy Wars, is located here. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. Similac believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Find Similac on Facebook and YouTube.


Did you enjoy this post? I would LOVE IT if you would come join the fun on The Mommy Bunch Facebook Page and tell us your story! 

Did you hate this post? You should totally come yell at me on The Mommy Bunch Facebook Page!



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17 Responses to Encourage support, not judgment, in the parental space

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) September 22, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

    I don’t get why people can’t just get along and stop being judgy! It’s tough out there.

  2. Jennifer September 22, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

    I don’t know why people have to judge everyone so much. We all just need to live our lives the best we can, and that’s it.
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  3. Scarlet September 22, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

    I try to not judge others. You never know till you walk their shoes. For that same reason, I just ignore people’s judgements!
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  4. Stacie September 22, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    Everyone has different parenting styles. It’s not nice to judge others about their choices.
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  5. Kathy September 22, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

    I hate that people have to judge so much. I would never judge anyone for any reason at all. It’s sad to hear of so much judgement going on.

  6. Jeanette September 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

    I will never get why people think it is their right to judge someone else. They do not know the situation that is going on, just let it be and have fun in life.

  7. Seattle Travel Blogger September 22, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    I don’t have any children, so I can’t imagine telling someone that they aren’t parenting well. No judgement here!
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  8. Kara September 22, 2015 at 7:22 pm #

    Cute video lady! I love your msg, and I support your pregnancy and am excited to meet him 🙂
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  9. Liz Mays September 22, 2015 at 9:20 pm #

    I definitely don’t like seeing parent shaming either. It seemed like it was going on before, but with the internet it got out of control!
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  10. Kelly Hutchinson September 22, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

    My mother was super negative and non supportive my entire life. I have ended that with my own kids. We laugh a lot, tell each other we love one another all the time and we all know how important we are to each other.
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  11. Autumn @ Mamachallenge September 22, 2015 at 10:51 pm #

    I really wish everyone could get along a lot more than they currently do! It is so much better if we all support each other instead of bringing each other down.

  12. Aimee Smith September 22, 2015 at 11:58 pm #

    It can be hard to be a mom! I find that most of the time when you feel like judging you don’t have the full story! We all should support each other!
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  13. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert September 23, 2015 at 12:54 am #

    Parents need to support and encourage each other! Parenting is a tough job and we’re all in this together!

  14. Ann Bacciaglia September 23, 2015 at 1:15 am #

    It is sad that we can be so hard on one another. We need to try to help and encourage each other.

  15. gingermommyrants September 23, 2015 at 1:17 am #

    I try to be a positive person. You never know when you can change someones day with a smile.
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  16. Amy Desrosiers September 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    I get a lot of judgement because I am heavier than most people. It is sad, and totally my issue so I don’t know why people judge. I am not lazy and walk 3 miles a day too!

  17. Jenna Wood September 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

    I’m not a parent but this really applies to anyone from coworkers to family. I don’t judge others and when I feel I have insight I try to offer it in a non judgmental way. Great article!

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