|Posted by Mommy Oasis- Woman & Veteran Owned on January 8, 2016 at 5:00 AM|
When my daughter was ready for kindergarten, I took to all of the mommy blogs, books and websites to prep. Mothering a newborn or toddler is different compared to being a mommy of a big girl heading to elementary school. My little girl is borderline hyperactive and doesn't conform to the blogs. They all said she needed 10-12 hours of the sleep. I tried everything from calming baths, extra bedtime stories and jokes about kids who don’t sleep. Nothing worked! So I got a little creative and gave her a 9pm bedtime versus 7:30pm.
I can’t begin to tell you how many friends, fellow moms and co-workers have judged me for my decision. Honestly, I stopped telling people what time my daughter lays her head down at night.
Something I have noticed in the last few years of motherhood is that as mommies, it’s so hard to be honest. Mom shaming is when we criticize and judge a mother who isn't doing motherhood like we would. Who am I to judge? Every child is different.If we are all honest, we can all agree this is the hardest job any of us has ever had. And some days we just have to accept that we are going to suck at something. I want to be honest about the fact that I don’t always get it right but I am doing the best. I know you are too, so let’s support each other and leave mommy shaming at the door. Deal?
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