Daily Archives: 2013-05-04

Motherhood Online

Reading this post on Minivans are Hot got me to thinking about being a mom in our current western society.  Kelli had many good points about us setting the example for younger generations of mothers.  All of the online judgment and hurt feelings of mothers makes the internet a scary place to be.  Even I am guilty of the cardinal sin of mom-blogging; I do not post what I am thinking all the time because I am afraid of the criticism I would probably receive.

We are told that we can have it all, we should want it all, and we need to chronicle our successes while being witty and real, online for all to read and criticize.  Personally, I don't want it all and I can not have it all.  I would rather excel at a few things than be mediocre at everything.  So, I try and write about what is on my mind while trying not to be repetitive.  I support other moms even when I don't agree with them.  I also do not talk about controversial subjects very often, because I have seen some of the critical overly mean-girl comments that some mothers inflict on others.  Now, I am not pretending to be ignorant of trolling; which can be funny in some instances.  I do believe that there is a line, though.  A fuzzy grey line of propriety and political correctness.  So not really any kind of line that can be marked in the sand, just a "do unto others" type of line.

I am not a perfect mom.  Hell, 90% of the time, I don't even think I am an ok mom.  I am just trying to be the best mom (and woman) that I can be, as I am sure that all the other moms are also trying to be.

P.S. – Happy Star Wars Day – May the 4th be with you!