In the age of social media, moms everywhere are under society’s magnifying glass more than ever.
And one Florida mother of two thinks it’s about time fellow moms do something about it.
In a now-viral Facebook post, Kelsea King spoke out against “mom bullies” by using a powerful quote from her close friend, Alee Zering.
She told “Good Morning America” that she “saw [herself] in each sentence.” The post read, in part:
Mom-ing is hard when breastfeeding in public is offensive but formula feeding is frowned upon, when co-sleeping is dangerous but rocking your baby to sleep is wrong, when sleep training means you don’t love your baby but not having your kid on a schedule means you have no control of your kid, when putting your child in a bouncer/walker is detrimental to their development but holding them too much is spoiling them…
The mother of two continued on to call out more impossible standards that moms are expected to meet.
She concluded that, in many ways, there is no winning — so moms should just be nice. She wrote
When being a stay at home Mom means you’ve given up your career / dreams but putting them in childcare and going back to work means you’re going to miss out on all of the important things, when getting kids their shots is injecting them with poison but if you don’t you’re endangering the world, when you’re trying to be confident in your motherhood but everyone wants to tell you that you’re doing it wrong.
Mom bullies are the worst.
Just love, encourage, support, and give a mom a cup of coffee.
King told “GMA” that she thinks the message “reminds everyone that we are doing the best we can, there is no ‘right way,’ and there is no need to worry about the opinions of others.”