I try not to post anything super controversial because I feel that opens up my blog to debates sometimes and while I enjoy a good debate every now and then, I try to stay away from them simply because I can get snarky and snippy annnnnd turn into a complete be-atch. Yup I said it, I know myself. I figure as long as your not hurting your child and your making informed decisions for them, it's up to you as their parent.
In saying that, I am SO tired of these 'Mommy Wars' I've seen lately. Whether it's about breastfeed or formula, bed sharing, co sleeping or not, solids or puree's, organic or not, the list goes on and on and on. I'll start off by saying we bed share, try to eat as much organic & grass-fed meat as possible, we haven't vaccinated Eli, we cloth diaper and do a lot more 'crunchy' things as a family. That is the choice we have made for our family. We aren't endangering our child and we are making informed decisions, whether you like them or not.
With ready access to the media, bloggers, medical journals and opinions everyone can basically make decisions based off what they find. There is contradicting opinions and facts out there for everything. This is the reality of today. Yes we do believe organic is best and chemicals are bad, I can pull out facts to show you, but it's up to you on whether you want to eat that way or believe it.
Rather then judge each other on whether she's not doing this or why would she do that, we should encourage and uplift each other. Not tear one another down! On my facebook I post and share things that pertain to our lives, whether that is faith, vaccinations, breastfeeding, etc. I'm not posting it to say,"I'm right, your wrong."