Leigh Tayler
15 minute read
19 Sep 2019
8:05 am

Moms, why are we so mean to each other?

Leigh Tayler

All mothers have been shamed or judged at some point during their journey of raising children. Why do we do this to each other?

Momland is engaged in a (un)civil war. A war over who is right and who is wrong, who is the better mother. A war which seeks to win validation for one side, validation of methods, of choices, of their way, being the right way, the only way, to raise a child. The unspoken, maybe even unrealised, goal of this war is to gain the validation that will conquer and quieten the deepest darkest insecurities that every mother feels, “Thank God I am right, my way is the best way, what I am doing is perfect, just look at how badly...