I'm pretty sure I'm a better mom than you. There - I said it.
I just read a book "Momsense" and this chapter "A Sense of Perspective" totally reminded me of CM and all the 'momma dramas' that go on here in terms of parenting debates, judging, ridiculing, etc.....
Comparing: Women tend to compare themselves to others and we just need to stop. I like what Eleanor roosevelt said: "No one can make you feel insecure without your consent."
Judging: Psychiatryze - that is a word my twenty-one-year-old niece came up with and posted on Facebook. She defined it as "prematurely psychologically analyzing and diagnosing individuals." I totally know what she means. I know I've judged people prematurely, and others have done the same to me. We think we've got others figured out and so many times we're just plain wrong. Consider others with a nonjudgmental attitude. We have so much to offer each other.
Busyness: It's easy to get sucked into the idea that being busy is somehow equated with being important. And it's easy to think everyone should be just as busy, pulling the same weight as us. Let's give each other the freedom to determine our own schedules and commitments, and respect that each person's "busyness meter" maxes out at different levels.
Bossiness: Sometimes people find\ an issue that becomes passionately important to them, such as eating natural food, using cloth diapers, or never letting their daughters play with Barbies. That is fine for each individual, but it becomes a problem when that person tries to convince everyone else to see things the same way. Let's work on accepting differences while maintaining our own convictions with a sense of humbleness and grace.
(oh yeah....and, sorry for the hook.....we all know no one opens a post in NC without a little 'challenge' or a 'no she dih-ENT' kind of attention-getter)