13 Mothers Share Their Mom-Shaming Stories -- & How Bad It Hurts

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Being a mother is no walk in the park. No matter how much you try to bask in the joy that raising children brings, there are always things like fear, uncertainty, and self-doubt that can deliver a crippling blow. And to make matters worse, mom-shaming -- the art of making a mother feel terrible for a parenting decision -- seems to be on the rise.

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Chances are you know someone who's experienced mom-shaming. Heck, there's a pretty good chance you have once been a victim.

Whether you're defending yourself against Internet trolls or some random person in the grocery store, mothers always seem to catch a ton of heat for not being perfect. (Yet dads get off scot-free.)

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These moms are speaking up about their personal experience with mommy shame and how they felt knocked down, but not defeated. Hopefully their stories will inspire all folks to take a look at their own actions to make sure they're not a part of the problem.

#EndMomShamingNow

 

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