When we saw mum Ashle Potter’s Facebook post making the headlines, the team at MFM gave a big thumbs up.
While the sentiment in what Ashle’s saying is nothing new – that all mums are doing great, whatever their choices (similar variations have been doing the rounds for years) – we have to say we love the way she’s articulated it.
Here’s Ashle’s post in full:
“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 mom.
“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: Wow those things hold a lot, and it’s excellent to not worry about leakage and laundry! You’re a good mom.
“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 white bag with a big red chick 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, a boon 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 good mom.
“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.”
We really think Ashle’s got it spot on with this, and it’s a great reminder that you’re doing a fantastic job whatever your parenting choices – and so are other mums, too – even if they don’t do things in quite the same way.
Hugs not judgement any day ??
Photo: Ashle Potter on Facebook