I was having a particular rough week when one of my nearest and dearest friends sent me an email that brought tears to my eyes. It was exactly what I needed to hear. (Read?)
I thought if it could make at least one other person feel the way it made me feel, I should share it with all of you.
To the mom who’s breastfeeding: Way to go! It really is an amazing
gift to give your baby, for any amount of time that you can manage!
You’re a good mom.
To the mom who’s formula feeding: Isn’t science amazing? To think
there was a time when a baby with a mother who couldn’t produce enough
would suffer, but now? Better living through chemistry! You’re a good
To the cloth diapering mom: Fluffy bums are the cutest, and so
friendly on the bank account. You’re a good mom.
To the disposable diapering mom: Damn those things hold a lot, and
it’s excellent to not worry about leakage and laundry! You’re a good
To the mom who stays home: I can imagine it isn’t easy doing what you
do, but to spend those precious years with your babies must be
amazing. You’re a good mom.
To the mom who works: It’s wonderful that you’re sticking to your
career, you’re a positive role model for your children in so many
ways, it’s fantastic. You’re a good mom.
To the mom who had to feed her kids from the drive thru all week
because you’re too worn out to cook or go grocery shopping: You’re
feeding your kids, and hey, I bet they aren’t complaining! Sometimes
sanity can indeed be found in a red box with a big yellow M on it.
You’re a good mom.
To the mom who gave her kids a homecooked breakfast lunch and dinner
for the past week: Excellent! Good nutrition is important, and they’re
learning to enjoy healthy foods at an early age for the rest of their
lives. You’re a good mom.
To the mom with the kids who are sitting quietly and using their
manners in the fancy restaurant: Kudos, it takes a lot to maintain
order with children in a place where they can’t run around. You’re a
To the mom with the toddler having a meltdown in the cereal aisle:
they always seem to pick the most embarrassing places to lose their
minds don’t they? We’ve all been through it. You’re a good mom.
To the moms who judge other moms for ANY of the above? Glass houses,
friend. Glass houses
I don’t know where this originated — if anyone knows who to credit this to, please let me know. Otherwise, just let it sink in. I hope it made one of you as happy as it made me.