If you’ve read my previous post on Mommy Wars, you know that this is a hot-button issue for me.
With so many women hurting and feeling lonely and isolated, why are we always so quick to point fingers and so slow to embrace and encourage?
Today I’m sharing my thoughts over on the Home Educating Family Association (HEDUA) blog, The Homeschool Mommy Wars.
There are so many things weighing moms down everywhere, so much to fight against. As homeschoolers we sometimes feel that weight exponentially since we are not only parenting but also educating our children.
We make a thousand small decisions each day that all add up to the huge responsibility that is motherhood. What am I making for dinner? Did all my children wash their faces before we left the house? Did they each wear a matching pair of shoes? Does my quiet time count if it wasn’t really quiet and it got interrupted 17 times? What if my son still doesn’t write out book reports in the 5th grade? Will my reviewer mark us deficient if we haven’t gotten through our history book… again?
While we educate our children at home, one of the things we hope to shelter them from is the harshness of bullies and mean girls… but the sad reality is that many of us unintentionally speak (and type) words of hurt, all too often.
In our day and age, when internet communication has become a primary mode of connection, we need to remember that what we say online can and does hurt those on the other side of our screen.