A friend of mine sent me this article from Boston Magazine. (Click the link to read the full article) I thought it was a very interesting read. While I haven’t experienced all of these examples per se, I found myself nodding at a lot of the article that I read…yikes.😱 I can think of several “mean mom” situations I’ve seen with my own 2 eyes in my 1st decade of parenting in Surburbia. 👀 Does it have to be this way? The ole saying “girls will be girls” or “women will be women”. I truthfully think it takes a conscious effort for many women to be really reeeally genuinely nice. Sometimes people are labelled “too nice” like its a downfall or a negative trait. I really do try to strive to take the high road. But it’s a hard road. I am human and I can fail but I can always try better. Sometimes I think the default behavior is for people to “watch out for their own backs”, “think of themselves first, others second” especially when you’re “doing it for your kids”. I’ve seen this time and time again. It’s like a survival of the fittest sometimes in Mommyhood. If you are not an advocate for your child then no one else will be. I also wonder if the grass is greener elsewhere or if this happens all over. I guess the best thing you can do is try to surround yourself with a great group of friends that you can trust, like-minded people and women who know will have your back. It can be challenging at times, but worth the effort. It’s a beautiful thing to have a great group of friends that you can raise your children with. 👭 ❤️ I really try to teach my daughters AND son to take the high road and be compassionate and nice people, inclusive friends, friends that you can count on. I will work tirelessly to make sure I do not raise mean kids. But what about mean moms? 👸🏼🐝 Have you experienced them?
Here is a few excerpts I found interesting…
This article also reminded me of the controversial book Primates of Park that I read this summer that I really enjoyed. 📖✅
The struggle is real…😱