Remember before you were a parent? You’d see some mother in an airport giving her kid a lollipop at 8:00am, and think “I would never give my toddler a lollipop for breakfast!” Or you’d hear some kid whining at the supermarket about how he just had to have the junkiest junk food in junkfood history, and think, as the mother threw said junk food into the cart in exasperation, “I’d never give in to a whiny kid like that!”
And then you had a kid.
And then, as you pacified your kid on that plane ride with a mouthful of candy, and served up your second meal of pre-packaged who-knows-what in a week, you stopped being so judgey. Right? Right? Well, mostly right. We all still judge sometimes.
Well Redbook Magazine knows all about it. And that’s what they’ve decided that November 30th is No Judgement Day. For every mother who is doing the best she can (and yes, that’s all of us), they’re starting a movement to banish all mom-on-mom criticism and get women to start supporting each other.
You can join the conversation by tweeting @RedbookMag and @bloggingangels your #dontjudgemebecause moment.
For me, it’s #dontjudgemebecause I dread soccer games more than visits to the dentist.
Then, you can join The Blogging Angels and Redbook for a Twitter Party this Wednesday, November 30th at 1pm eastern, to share what makes you feel judged, what you’re not going to be ashamed of any longer (parenting wise, that is), and feel the love of other non-judgey moms in cyberspace. You can even add the No Judgement Twibbon (like a ribbon for your Twitter Avatar) showing your own non-judgey support of the cause!
And there will be a Facebook Giveaway from Redbook!
See you at the Twitter Party Wednesday at 1pm est/10 pst — use hashtag #DontJudgeMeBecause