Moms are tired of being told there’s a right way and a wrong way to parent. They’re tired of being told they need to meet impossible standards to be a “good mom.” Moms are told they need to cook every meal from scratch, from expensive organic ingredients. They’re judged if they take the occasional short cut. They’re “mommy shamed” if they buy affordable food. They’re told they need to hover and monitor their child’s every activity. They’re encouraged to examine and scrutinize ever single product their child touches, eats, smells, or brushes up against. This makes parenting harder, exhausting, stressful and joyless.
It’s time to reject the “good mom” and “bad mom” labels and create a new category: The Reasonable Mom