To end the Mommy Wars in the church, we must learn to apply the gospel to our own mothering, and also to the mothering methods of others. When we know God’s grace, we stop looking for validation from others for our methods, and we are able to extend grace to others.
The mommy wars also wiggled their way into my in-person relationships with other moms. I found myself passively listening when a mom-friend was telling me about her struggle to breastfeed and her decision to use formula instead, secretly proud that I was able to breastfeed successfully.
The term “mommy war” first became popular in 1986 when mother and editor Leslie Morgan Steiner published her first book, Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families.Then, in 1992 during her husband’s presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton restarted the debate when she infamously said: “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked.
Anything is a problem if we let it be, however, mommy wars is a problem for three reasons. One, it is not happening to everyone, but the people it is happening to is having a huge effect. Two, nobody is talking about it due to the confusion of what exactly a mommy war is.
Inside the So-Called Mommy Wars The Mommy Wars Are Overblown 63% of all respondents believe the mommy wars exist, but only 29% of them have seen evidence of these wars in their own community.
The feuds over working vs. staying home have got nuthin' on this. Check out how women are passing judgement on eachother now—and learn how to dial it back When a new mom friend told Andrea P. that she was “really disappointed” in her choice of stroller and that her non-regimented potty-training method would never work.
I have discovered the solution about how to end the mommy wars. Just wait until your kids are older and no one cares about your parenting anymore.
The mommy wars are officially over. We have bigger battles to fight, and the only way to win them is to join forces, united in a common goal: to protect the rights of our sisters, our mothers, our.