Great article. I figured that this kind of thing went on amongst mamas, but it was interesting to get an insider's perspective. I did notice the lady competition when I was getting married. I made it a point not to discuss my wedding unless people asked, and to only do so briefly. Of course, that didn't help me much in deflecting the loads of unsolicited advice from newlywed gals. Ha.
Your article/the subject of the article reminds me of the blog http://www.stfuparentsblog.com/. It shows Moms and Dads on Facebook "mom-peting," or as they call it, "mommyjacking" a status. Like someone will write a post about when their child started walking, and someone will 'mommyjack' the status and talk about their own child's miraculous abilities. Some of the parents even post pictures of their childrens' feces, no joke.It's amazing how people will find ways to worm their insecurities into every day conversation - my guess is the woman you talked with wasn't exactly a fun person to be around BEFORE having a baby. Being a mom just gives her a whole new level of crazy!I love your HG posts!
in my four years of being a mom, i've never really experienced 'mom-petition,' but then again, sometimes i think i live in my own little bubble. i can see how it could easily happen though.
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ha, I love the article! i hate one upper moms and social media makes it 100 times easier for people to be braggy mcbraggersons. uh-nnoying.
just in case u don't read the comments on the hellogiggles...YOU SPEAK MY LANGUAGE MAMA!!! the toughest part of mom-petion is when its a sister-in-law who always gloats how perfect her child is…still figuring how to deal with that one. I am a mom of twin boys that so obviously I can tell how, even-though they are both my kids, same age- they develop so differently even get sick at different times and act totally different so its not about what i did or did not do- its nature!!!oh and im so that twin mom on the video!!!
This is great!!! We’ve talked about this extensively and yes it’s exhausting and unfortunately inevitable in this fast paced, I’m-proving-my worth-out-loud world. Your tips were great.
It's amazing how people will find ways to worm their insecurities into every day conversation - my guess is the woman you talked with wasn't exactly a fun person to be around BEFORE having a baby.
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