Mommitment Campaign Hopes to End 'Mom Shaming' & Embrace Differences (VIDEO)

Not only can women be their own worst enemy, but also the ringleader leading the attack against fellow mommies. Blogger Julie Maida is leading the Mom Movement to end mom shaming with the Mommitment campaign.

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Did you get tongue-tied? At least it was for a good cause.

Julie's Mommitment campaign is quite simple: Promise to offer understanding and compassion to fellow mothers, and leave judgment in the trash where it belongs. Moms who agree are encouraged to sign the Make a #Mommitment petition on Change.org to show your support to the cause.

As you will see in the video, we moms all come from different walks of life, which can make it easy to point a finger instead of celebrate how our differences make us unique.

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Everyone is certainly entitled to his or her own opinion, but that doesn't mean we have to push it down someone else's throat. It's become too easy these days to spew such hurtful things -- especially from behind a computer. Hopefully this campaign will make us all think twice about the words that come out of our mouths and how they impact others.

While Mommitment might not end world hunger -- or create peace from sea to sea for that matter -- it certainly is a start. Will you slip from time to time? Probably, but at least you and others who believe in this cause can hold each other accountable.

I'll admit there are times when I hear about something parenting-related that makes me look sideways. Even if I don't understand, I try my best (it can be hard at times) to watch the words I say in reaction. Just because I don't agree with something doesn't mean it deserves name-calling and degrading remarks.

I think this is a step in the right direction that will make room for all moms to sit at the proverbial kitchen table.

 

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