Originally posted on Facebook in regards to this Huffington Post article:
I love her honesty and relate to the mom guilt, the “my best isn’t good enough by society” standards and even my own at times.
When it comes to food Mommas, put it in your grocery cart, whether it’s from Walmart or Whole Foods. Buy it at the farmers market. Eat out at your favourite restaurant. Don’t be ashamed for putting grass fed beef, GMO papayas, frozen pizza, kale, store-made muffins, cut and packaged avocados and juice from concentrate in your cart.
There are so many… food choices to what to buy for our families. So many labels. So much research to do about what they mean. At times, we don’t have the right answer, but an answer that comes from our heart is just as good. And that’s okay cause it’s all about perspective. You make these choices because they are the best ones for you and your family and we shouldn’t feel guilty about it.
You ARE making the best choices and you ARE doing a rock star job, even though you may not feel it at times. All that matters are your kiddos. For me, it’s if they feel safe and loved and that we all are trying our best. We stumble a lot trying to figure out this ride called Life but we’re trying our best.
“I am just sick and tired of all the rules. Rules about food. Rules about hygiene. Rules about clothing. Rules about schooling/education. Rules about development. Rules about medication. Rules about sleep methods/co-sleeping. Rules about playtime. Rules about friends. Rules about car seats. Rules about breast feeding. Rules about child wearing. Rules about television. Rules about the rules.
And you can exchange other words for rules. Opinions. Lessons. Studies. Guidelines. Lists. Programs. Beliefs. Standards. Policies. Ad nauseam. I’ve had it.
Please, and I mean this from the bottom of my overly exhausted heart, take your scientific pie chart and shove it”