Soon after we found out I was pregnant it started. Everyone I talked to had an opinion about something regarding pregnancy, childbirth, or child rearing. Some of these people have children. Some do not. Some have children who are grown.
A lot of times these opinions were unsolicited. And unfortunately they weren’t always encouraging.
Behind the comments I began to sense a tinge of fear within these women. Fear that maybe there’s a better way. Fear that maybe they’re not good moms. Fear that perhaps someone is better.
The fear was masked with the need to compare and then defend.
Today I am honored to be a guest writer at Joyful Mothering where I share more of my observation of the “Mommy Wars” and how I hope to guard my own heart from being a fighter in them. Will you join me there?