Cat and Nat are two mothers who created a community for women like them to come together in solitude.
As their website reads, “with seven kids between the two of them, Cat & Nat know just how lonely and isolating motherhood can be. So, they set out on a mission to bring women and moms together.”
And they bring this community together not only through social media but also by hosting events created with moms in mind.
The two women recently went viral on Wednesday when they opened up about dealing with a child’s public meltdown on Facebook. The mothers themselves said that people need to start looking at children having temper tantrums as their mom doing something right, rather than doing something wrong.
Hey ho! Just one big giant PSA- Mothers with kids who are acting up are most likely amazing mothers who have told their…
Cat and Nat wrote:
Hey ho! Just one big giant PSA- Mothers with kids who are acting up are most likely amazing mothers who have told their kids no for something, so if you want less a**holes in the world smile at the mother with the screaming kid, she’s done exactly what makes her a good mother. And when you see her marching forward with that screaming kid in tow, it’s most likely not neglect, it’s self-preservation. Because acknowledging that screaming child is like pouring gasoline on a fire.
And tantrums/throwdowns can happen at any time, at any age, at any place… we don’t choose it (and most moms are treated as if THEY ASKED FOR IT) trust us, it’s not our top choice to have a screaming uncontrollable wet fish of a child. So before we go throwing mothers under the bus for their children’s behaviour, let’s remember that that behaviour is most likely because of great parenting. Stick together moms, we all need each other. #momtruths
It enticed moms from all over to share moments when they’ve been judged for their child throwing a fit in a public place.
I noticed it’s the older ladies that give me the eyeballs. My son was giving me a hard time in the store because I said no and an older lady made a comment that almost put me in tears & wanted to cave in with my son. This other momma said nice and loud well she isn’t raising no spoiled brat that’s for sure. It was like that Mom gave me her supermom cape to get me through that moment.
Amen. This happened to me the other day and some lady had the nerve to say my kid would have never acted like that.
My 5 year old is on the Autism Spectrum and he does not handle changes in schedule well. Like, at all. So a couple of weekends ago we had planned to go out to lunch then go swimming. Well, it started pouring as we were eating and he realized that meant we couldn’t go swimming. Most of you Autism moms can imagine that this triggered a meltdown. Not even a major one, I’d give it like a 5 out of 10. This older lady proceeds to come over and ask how old he is. She then told me that she raised 7 children and “none of them behaved like this” and “I need to teach him to act his age.”
And even more people agreed with the pair’s unique sentiment, causing it to be shared over 19,000 times.