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The Mom Pledge


I came across this website by pure chance Elizabeth Flora Ross, but there’s one specific part that caught my attention: The Mom Pledge.

As mother’s we think our parenting is the best; we know more than the next mom; we are supermom’s. We are all that BUT:

  • Our parenting is the best for OUR kids.
  • We know just as much as the next mom.
  • We are supermom’s to our kids.

One mom is not better than the other. We get so tied up in our lives, so exhausted – we forget to be nice to each other when our days get too much. We judge, we hate, we put others done.

I am guilty of this. I have before judged a mom with the ways she chose to raise her kids. I have put other moms down because I feel they offer more to their kids than I do for my one. And I especially am not nice to moms who compare my son to their kid(s) to find where they have the advantage. {I hate that!}

But I have decided to take The Mom Pledge. We forget to support each other, respect each other & have a kind heart. We forget that every mom has her insecurities & fears, disappointments & downfalls. We all have it. Call it a Mom thing.

Now’s the time to put it all aside – spread love, joy & support among’s all moms!!

Here’s my pledge!!

 AM proud to be a mom. I will conduct myself with integrity in all my online activities. I can lead by example.

KNOW my children learn from my attitudes and actions. I promise to model respectful, compassionate behavior. It starts with me.

PLEDGE to treat my fellow moms with respect. I will acknowledge there is no one, “right” way to be a good mom. Each woman makes the choices best for her family.

BELIEVE a healthy dialogue on important issues is a good thing. I will welcome differing opinions when offered in a respectful, non-judgmental manner. And treat those who do so in kind.

STAND UP against cyber bullying. My online space reflects who I am and what I believe in. I will not tolerate comments that are defamatory, hateful or threatening.

REFUSE to give those who attack a platform. I will remove their remarks with no mention or response. I can take control.

WANT to see moms work together to build one another up, not tear each other down. Words can be used as weapons. I will not engage in that behavior.

AFFIRM we are a community. I will strive to foster goodwill among moms. Together, we can make a difference.

I have taken the pledge. Will you do the same?

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