I was just looking through some posts on a site for Moms that I am a member of and thought "this is supposed to be a place for moms to connect and get support from?" I won't use the name of the site but I am seriously thinking of leaving the page.This site is supposed to be about connecting, supporting, freedom for moms to vent, meet others who are like you and just chat about being a Mom and Mom things. I have noticed the last few days, there is very little support in the forums.
I think it is really sad that even posts about Santa are turning into bash sessions.
When did we all become so critical of each other? Are we all really that bad at parenting? I mean really there is always someone there to say something negative about another Mother. Are those Mothers just feeling that bad about themselves that they need to take it out on other Moms?
I totally agree that you should be able to speak your mind and there are times when things need to be said but you do not need to tell Mothers they are horrible parents for everything they do. "You tell your kids there is a Santa? I would never lie to my kids! I teach them to tell the truth!" A stepmom complaining about child support being paid to Mother's that are not even taking care of the kids, "I would never be with a man that has children already! It isn't any of your business how much money is going out to child support!"
Can't we all just let each other get it off our chest in these "support for Mom" forums without getting bashed?
So I think the lesson here is if you don't have a perfect life full of sunshine and gumdrops don't bother looking for support from these "Mom sites", it isn't there, and I think that is really sad.