no more mommy wars

A friend sent me this video because he knew my heart here on Finding Joy.

He knew that I embrace us as mothers loving each other for who we are and not judging each other based on the things that others do or the choices they make or all of that. Because deep down, at the core, we are parents. We are moms.

Watch. Be blessed.

And love the mom (or dad) next to you for who they are. See them as the person, not the choices, but the person. The mom just like you trying and giving and loving and making mistakes and trying again.

That’s what we need more of in this world.

Not as much comparison and expectations and all of that.

To ultimately know that we’re in this together.

~Rachel

Read 15 Things That Don’t Define Moms to read more of why I think there should be less of the mommy war mentality and more giving of grace to each other.

6 Responses to “no more mommy wars”

  1. January 24, 2015

    Katelynn Reply

    That is a great message to share with everyone!!! We are all doing our very best! Each person, child and situation is different. I hope we can all strive to just show love and to see the positive. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  2. January 25, 2015

    staki Reply

    I was watching, wondering why you were showing a video like this, then the ending had me in tears. Parenthood is hard enough without that sort of thing but it’s a shame it is more common than solidarity.

  3. January 25, 2015

    Meg Reply

    We are all different, every situation is different. I don’t like the “mommy wars” anymore than anyone else. However, I did not like this ad. Marketing and advertising is sneaky. Advertisers spend millions of dollars on getting people to buy their products. This ad seems all humorous and warm and fuzzy on the surface but the undertones left a sour taste in my mouth. I worked in marketing. Sorry.

    • January 25, 2015

      Rachel Marie Martin Reply

      Ah, yes, I get this. When the video started I was hesitant about the whole thing. The part that really mattered to me wasn’t the ad aspect (and yes, yes, it’s an ad) but the message that when push comes to shove we all really care about those little people that we get to parent. But, yes, I totally respect your viewpoint and am totally grateful for your comment.

      Thank you. 🙂

      Rachel

  4. January 25, 2015

    Meg Reply

    I think the last part of my comment got cut off? I also said that I love what YOU write! Your blog is wonderful! 🙂

  5. February 6, 2015

    Alisha Reply

    I LOVED this when I saw it! I didn’t look at it as far as the marketing but more how so many of us are like “i’m perfect because I use cloth diapers, feed only organic foods to my family and we live off green power”. We are all unique and awesome people in our own special way and handling parenting as best we see fit.

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