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Woman Gets Fed Up With Mom-Shaming, Decides To Shut It Down With A Powerful Message
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Woman Gets Fed Up With Mom-Shaming, Decides To Shut It Down With A Powerful Message

If you’re a parent, you probably have at least ten moments a day where you have to stop and ask yourself – “am I doing this right?” Stay-at-home mom Karen Johnson knows exactly how you feel, and she thinks it’s about time we all cut ourselves (and each other) a break.

Not only is she hoping to encourage parents to keep their spirits high, she also wants to put a stop to sanctimonious ‘mom-shamers’ who judge others on the different ways they choose to raise their kids. Johnson, who operates a blog called The 21st Century SAHM, penned a powerful, brutally honest rant on Thursday that completely dropped the mic on pedestal parents, and she did it with more class than a new pair of shoes.

Johnson’s post has gone seriously viral, with over 650 thousand likes and more than 400 thousand shares. Scroll down to find out why moms and dads everywhere are giving her a standing ovation, and weigh in with your thoughts at the end!

Meet Karen Johnson, a stay-at-home mom who got too tired of seeing moms being shamed for being “not perfect enough”

Woman Gets Fed Up With Mom-Shaming, Decides To Shut It Down With A Powerful Message

She posted a powerful rant against it and it’s going seriously viral

Woman Gets Fed Up With Mom-Shaming, Decides To Shut It Down With A Powerful Message

Woman Gets Fed Up With Mom-Shaming, Decides To Shut It Down With A Powerful Message

Woman Gets Fed Up With Mom-Shaming, Decides To Shut It Down With A Powerful Message

Woman Gets Fed Up With Mom-Shaming, Decides To Shut It Down With A Powerful Message

Woman Gets Fed Up With Mom-Shaming, Decides To Shut It Down With A Powerful Message

Parents overwhelmingly identified with Johnson’s words, and gave her a standing ovation

Woman Gets Fed Up With Mom-Shaming, Decides To Shut It Down With A Powerful Message

Woman Gets Fed Up With Mom-Shaming, Decides To Shut It Down With A Powerful Message

Woman Gets Fed Up With Mom-Shaming, Decides To Shut It Down With A Powerful Message

Woman Gets Fed Up With Mom-Shaming, Decides To Shut It Down With A Powerful Message

Some, however, felt this mom deserved to be judged on a few of her methods

Woman Gets Fed Up With Mom-Shaming, Decides To Shut It Down With A Powerful Message

Woman Gets Fed Up With Mom-Shaming, Decides To Shut It Down With A Powerful Message

Woman Gets Fed Up With Mom-Shaming, Decides To Shut It Down With A Powerful Message

What do you think? Is Karen Johnson a super-mom, or did she miss the mark? Tell us below!

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June Pixeld
Community Member
5 years ago

Everyone is suddenly a parenting critic. If you love your kids , thats the most important thing.otherwise its noone elses buisiness how you manage your home. I think for all of the energy required to take care of kids , you can allow yourself a drink a day.being a mother also does not require a woman to become a nun.

Leni
Community Member
5 years ago

I was a little confused by that anyway. Maybe it's because I'm European but I've never heard anyone make a big deal of having 'a drink' (especially beer or wine) in front of your kid, like over dinner or something.

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Lynn Provost
Community Member
5 years ago

Love your children, try your best and the rest will follow. The best advice I got on parenting (and anything worth doing, frankly!) was " start as you intend to finish"

Amy Ferguson
Community Member
5 years ago

OK- just a word of caution. We can't give a pass on everything. There is a difference between snarky, judgmental high-minded comments and good old-fashioned common sense and courtesy. Snickers for breakfast? No biggie. Pacifier after the age of 3? Some kids need a little convincing. Letting your 2-year-old take apart someone's living room while you chat away, oblivious to your child's need for intervention? NOPE. IF you wanna be a parent, be the grown-up (sometimes).

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June Pixeld
Community Member
5 years ago

Everyone is suddenly a parenting critic. If you love your kids , thats the most important thing.otherwise its noone elses buisiness how you manage your home. I think for all of the energy required to take care of kids , you can allow yourself a drink a day.being a mother also does not require a woman to become a nun.

Leni
Community Member
5 years ago

I was a little confused by that anyway. Maybe it's because I'm European but I've never heard anyone make a big deal of having 'a drink' (especially beer or wine) in front of your kid, like over dinner or something.

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Lynn Provost
Community Member
5 years ago

Love your children, try your best and the rest will follow. The best advice I got on parenting (and anything worth doing, frankly!) was " start as you intend to finish"

Amy Ferguson
Community Member
5 years ago

OK- just a word of caution. We can't give a pass on everything. There is a difference between snarky, judgmental high-minded comments and good old-fashioned common sense and courtesy. Snickers for breakfast? No biggie. Pacifier after the age of 3? Some kids need a little convincing. Letting your 2-year-old take apart someone's living room while you chat away, oblivious to your child's need for intervention? NOPE. IF you wanna be a parent, be the grown-up (sometimes).

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