There are a lot of cruel things we can do in this world. I think one of the most horrid things we can do is to offer atheists, agnostics, or non-believers the "hope of the Savior" when they are in the deepest throes of grief.
I get it. You think it's the time they will "see the light". You believe that, ultimately, it's a gift that you offer.
The arrogance, selfishness, and egocentric mentality that comes with this goes far beyond ignorance. I'd venture to say it's close to unforgivable.
"He is such a nice server" said my 9 year old. "It was really nice of him to tell us not to be offended by the kids cups. If he hadn't said it, I might've been." .
The server wasn't joking or condescending. He was told 2 kids were seated and brought the waters accordingly. Kids notice these things. This is how they learn kindness and respect. @patxispizza ...
I love these books so much and this is a great deal that is ending soon! Empathy, understanding, and representation... such important messages always, but especially in this climate, it seems. #affilliatelink #youarerrepresentedhere
"I recognized the oxymoron that was forced sharing. Intuitively I knew that you cannot require generosity. These were his toys. They were special to him. Other kids were not respectful with his things and they would sometimes get ruined- when he never even wanted to share in the first place."
To the moms who are suffering from postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, or other postpartum mental health issues- please know that you are not alone. It feels like it, I know. For some it feels like the loneliest time in their lives- a loneliness that cannot be described.
Please know how many of us sought treatment (too many with ridicule from our health care providers) and came out the other side. Yes, we were shamed. Yes, we were told we were crazy. Ye...s, we were made to feel ungrateful and selfish. None of those is true. NONE of those is true.
Here is a place to start: Postpartum Progress.
I hope you all will share this resource. Lives are depending on it.
I am a #warriormom and I have felt no shame about that for just over 7 years.
Edited to add: if you are a warrior mom too, please comment with a ❤️ so that others see they are not alone . If you did not suffer from one of these, but want to offer your support, comment with this: 💞
"The screams and protests would continue- until we picked her up. Then she would go totally limp. She knew there was nothing she could do. We were bigger. We were stronger. We held 100% of the power."
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- Help! Body autonomy for MOMMY. My 3 year old has a thing with hai...r, she rubs it between her fingers and occasionally yanks. This damages my hair and it HURTS. If I gently remove her hand from my head she screams like I'm killing her. I know it's a comfort but I just don't want ago my ends split, kwim? Gentle ways of dealing?
- Some of you know that my daughter helped inspire a book last year ab...out finding the best in others- we are excited to share that Active Parenting Publishers picked it up! It's appropriate for ages 1 through elementary school because the pictures tell a lot of the story. I hope it will be a helpful resource for all families pursuing healthy parenting- the concept of assuming positive intent has sure changed our life as a family. Thanks to all who encouraged us to go for it! :)
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