Saturday, March 12, 2011

Can't we all just get along?

The Take The Pledge Campaign

I am joining scores of mom bloggers around the country who are taking The Mom Pledge. If you are a mom, you've undoubtedly had contact with a mom-bully. The kind of mom who thinks only her way is right. The kind who argues and chastises other moms who do things differently.

Epidural? Didn't breastfeed? Didn't participate in babywearing? Vaccinate? Don't vaccinate? Have your child front-facing or extending rear-facing? Television or no television? No matter what your methods, I respect that you make the best possible decisions for your own unique family. I did things my way, and I will let you do the same, respectfully.

Here's the pledge:

The Mom Pledge
  • I am a proud Mommy Blogger. I will conduct myself with integrity in all my blogging activities. I can lead by example. 
  • I pledge to treat my fellow moms with respect. I will acknowledge that there is no one, "right" way to be a good Mom. Each woman makes the choices best for her family. 
  • I believe a healthy dialogue on important issues is a good thing. I will welcome differing opinions when offered in a respectful, non-judgmental manner. And will treat those who do so in kind. 
  • I stand up against online bullying. My blog is my space. I will not tolerate comments that are rude, condescending or disrespectful. 
  • I refuse to give those who attack a platform. I will remove their remarks from my blog with no mention or response. I can take control. 
  • I want to see moms work together to build one another up, not tear each other down. Words can be used as weapons. I will not engage in that behavior. 
  • I affirm that we are a community. As a member, I will strive to foster goodwill among moms. Together, we can make a difference.

 Do you want to take The Mom Pledge? Visit to learn more!

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