I really believe the moment you have your own baby, and you feel that bond of a mamma bear as fierce as everything, you realize that everyone has a mom who has that fierce bond for their baby. Welcome to the mom club!
And it makes you want to protect all of them.
Have you seen this crazy viral video?
I get teary when I watch it.
The thing is most moms have areas that they are really passionate about. Be it breastfeeding, co-sleeping, vaccines, etc. It’s interesting that the majority of moms who feel that they are “sure” of themselves revolve around the newborn/baby phase. I will say you find very few parents who feel “sure” of themselves with a teenager.
But the thing we are MOST passionate about is about safe, healthy kids. We need to have each other’s back. Sure, we might judge something you’re doing as “not for us” but that doesn’t mean we hate you or disagree with everything. The thing is our kids are all different, and different parenting for each child is required.
I’m grateful that having a child stirs something in most women for all children. I’ve always told my kids to find another mom if they’re lost. We NEED to have each other’s back. 🙂