Anything confrontational usually has me running in the other direction.
I mean.. we co-sleep, I nursed my babes ( all for different lengths) & also gave them bottles, we aren’t big on schedules, I like them to move at their own pace…. the list goes on. But sometimes when we feel so strongly about our own choices it makes other mamas feel less about their choices. I have opinions but how do I know my opinions are best for your babies? With social media these days I feel like my feeds are filled with wars on c sections, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, the list goes on ( all the hot / heavy topics). Sometimes things don’t work, or they don’t work for a family or for a person or for a baby. The only thing that I want to fight for is that mamas can choose what is best for them guilt-free. That they can find their way. Don’t we have enough battles to fight already? fear, letting go, mama guilt….do we really need to add to that by making each other feel bad?
What if our war on something sent someone down a path they weren’t meant to go?
Our platforms, no matter the size, need to be carefully done.
I heard a story once about this man who had a dream. It was very in depth but the gist of it was about believers intentionally and very much non-intentionally tearing each other down. Just because you have a conviction in your heart, doesn’t mean that God has the same plan/purpose or way for another.
I think in this day with social media and sharing so much easier…really at anyone’s fingertips, we need to realize the weight of our voices. It could be a heavy cost.