Why this parenting post has gone viral AGAIN

We know the message has been around for some time - but it's SO important we're delighted it's doing the rounds once more ?

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When we saw mum Ashle Potter’s Facebook post making the headlines, the team at MFM gave a big thumbs up.

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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.”

Boom ✊

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

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