Thanks in large part to social media, these days Internet trends come and go faster than I can get through my Twitter feed. Who could forget Tebowing, planking, or owling? The newest trend (and one that isn’t moving on fast enough) is shaming.
Shaming on the Internet comes in many forms. It started with images of children forced by their parents to hold a sign confessing their digressions.
Then the trend moved on to dog shaming. It’s exactly what it sounds like. The poor pooches of the world are now on display being forced to tell the world of their wrong-doings.
Mom shaming – it exists.
Let’s be honest; all moves have some sort of shame. There are things we’ve done just to survive, and things that we’ve done because, well, we’re busy moms pulled in 500 directions.
The reason I like it is because it allows us to control our less-than-perfect moments as mothers. It takes the power away from anyone who’d be so daring to paint us as less-than suitable mothers.
Cat Koehler is married with two children. She works full time. Read her Mondays on momaha.com
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