Being a mom blogger means I spend a lot of time reading other mom blogs and participating in the online mommy world. I believe that the internet has become a great resource for moms. We have places to go for support and get to reach out to other moms even when we are stuck in the house.
There is one thing I have learned though from being in the mom online world. Either I am in the minority with my parenting or other parents like me are afraid to speak up in fear of being “torn a new one” so to speak from the “perfect” parents online.
So now is the time for me to stand tall and be me. I will not let others make me feel ashamed or like I am raising my children wrong.
I do not cloth diaper my baby. Heck to the no. Too much work and nastiness for this mom. Disposables all the way.
I formula feed my children. With Big Brother I tried breast feeding. Didn’t work out and was too darn stressful. With Little Brother I just said forget it and went the route that I knew was best for the sanity of my family. I am not starving my child so where is the problem? Breast is best they say but guess what, formula isn’t poisoning my child.
My kids watch TV. In fact my TV lives on Treehouse and Playhouse Disney. They don’t live in front of the TV but it is always on as background noise.
Big Brother has an iPod Touch. Oh noes, the horror. Speaking of the horror of technology he also plays Minecraft with Tobei and loves having him build train tracks and roller coasters in the game.
We eat McDonalds, Harveys and Wendys. We also eat timbits and doughnuts. No my child is not fat or dying from the poison of fast food.
I believe in the motto of I am the boss and because I said so. Do not question me when I tell you to clean up, eat your dinner or to brush your teeth and go to bed.
I also believe in time outs, taking away toys for bad behaviour and when the time comes, grounding.
This is how I was raised, minus computers and iPods of course and I turned out just fine. My children will as well. I know this as already my 4 year old understands please, thank you and do not touch what is not yours. He understands no even if he doesn’t like it.
He is a loving and caring 4 year old. He helps with his little brother, does well in school and even feeds the animals. Sounds to me like he is on the right track to become a productive, contributing member of society. Even if I am raising him wrong according to todays parenting philosophies that I seem to be surrounded by.