I have read many blogs and I’ve gotten to know many of the writers in person. We, bloggers, write about a variety subjects and we often give our own personal opinions on many topics, products, events, and every thing under the sun. We hold many different positions in our everyday lives such as; stay at home moms, accountants, lawyers, executives, CEOs, and writers. Some blog full time and some part time. We have been stigmatized as “mommy bloggers” but the truth is we all don’t blog about our children and many bloggers are not moms. We bloggers have opened doors for the next generation to make a career writing about their hearts desire, making a difference for generations to come. One thing we don’t do is go to war with each other.
I was reading a post on 5minutesformom who also happen to be my friends and I was appalled by what I read. Time magazine is trying to pit moms against each other. Susan wrote about Time magazine’s cover and the controversy they’re trying to start in order to get sales. Susan said it best!
The fact is moms are not at war with each other. But that doesn’t sell magazines.
But we as media consumers must stand up and say we are sick of this negative campaigning to exploit mothers and create controversy and animosity surrounding parenting decisions.
I encourage you to go read Susan’s post and follow her advice by uniting and not letting these large media machines give false facts about us or try to make a spectacle out of us. It almost doesn’t surprise me because Time magazine hasn’t come out with anything worth reading lately. By us giving a response to their non-sense story, it gives them the attention they want.
To all you moms, I wish you Happy Mother’s Day every day. I respect your decision in how you raise your children. I love that you debate with me over issues, I may not agree in the end but I do learn something with every debate. Thank you for sharing your heartaches, your accomplishments and your motherhood. You are truly amazing!