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I was a defensive parent.

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in judging others parents, parenting, Uncategorized | 6 comments

I read an excellent post this morning by Growing Up Geeky who admitted that when she was a new mom, she judged other parents. It made me think back to my new-mom days, and I realized something about myself. While I always tried very hard not to judge other mothers,* I usually assumed they were judging me. I also realized? I no longer care whether they are...

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I swear I wasn’t judging.

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in judging others parents, judging your parenting, judgmental moms |

Today I met a colleague’s very sweet, very adorable 10-day-old baby boy, Noah. We had the typical baby-was-just-born conversation. I told her how great she looked; she told me how hard it was. Several hours of labor, no pain drugs, born at nearly 10 pounds. She mentioned the lack of pain drugs a couple of times before I asked, “No drugs, like, on purpose?”...

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