One of the purest forms of love is that of Mother and child. A connection so astonishing at times the heart has an ache to it.
What is parenting? I believe a gift we are given, the gorgeous gift of unconditional love. The type of love that looks up at you with honest unscathed eyes. A love that takes hold of your heart and won’t let go. Wrapping itself so tightly at times you can’t breathe. Both of my children have given me this gift. I will do anything to protect my babes as I am sure most Moms would.
Aren’t we all doing whatever it takes to keep those precious gifts safe? I know with all of my heart I try my best, not every day is perfect I make mistakes, we all do.
We are all working towards the same goal. Keeping those fresh eyes as pure and innocent as we can, for as long as we can. All of us doing our damnedest to give our babies a fair chance in this world. Teaching them to be strong independent and decent Human Beings.
So why is there a disconnect? Moms, we are all fighting the same battle. We should fight together instead of against one another. We have all heard the saying it takes a Village to raise a child, but the Village has turned against one another. In the way of the Mommy Wars. Isn’t it time we reconnect? Stop labelling each other and passing the blame. I am not saying you can’t parent the way you want. As a matter of fact, I’m saying please parent the way you want but let others do the same.
Bringing me to the question, what can I do to help stop the Mommy Wars? Unfortunately, this isn’t a one man job. I need a Village, so I am reaching out for help. Join me in raising my gift, our gifts. I cannot do this alone I need all the help I can get. If we all do one little thing to connect with another Mom, (parent) we can do this.
Reach out to another Mom instead of chastising her for her choices, you may learn something.
Be the woman at the grocery store that helps the Mother with the screaming toddler. Instead of the woman who just walks on by or shoots a judgemental glare.
We all need help sometimes, I certainly know I do, so let’s take the time to connect with each other. We can be compassionate towards each other without agreeing on everything. That, the beauty of the Human Race.
The kids are the one’s that suffer if we are constantly fighting one another. We aren’t teaching love and acceptance by battling each other. We have been given the gift of unconditional love. Isn’t it time we focussed on our children and not who is right or wrong?
It’s time to re-connect. So let me start:
Parenting is hard, but I am here for you. If you fall, I will pick you up and hold your hand until you are strong enough to move forward. I will not judge you because you choose to parent differently than me. I will ask for help when I need it and keep an open mind to your ideas and parenting styles.
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