Moms Don’t Want To Hear What You Think They Are Doing Wrong

Having a baby doesn’t mean a woman’s decisions become public domain

Kim Fedyk
Modern Women

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Photo by Hollie Santos on Unsplash

Pre-motherhood, I once went to a liquor store in the middle of September wearing a hot pink leopard onesie.

No one batted an eye.

Why? Because typically strangers won’t comment on a person’s appearance (at least to their face). They will ignore and keep on going.

But when you add a baby?

Suddenly everyone has an opinion. “He is too little,” “he is too big,” “he isn’t crying enough,” “he’s crying too much.”

Not only does everyone have an opinion, everyone feels the need to come tell you it — in the grocery store, on a walk, in the mall — it doesn’t matter.

People deem mothers with babies as public domain.

It needs to stop.

Throughout most of a woman’s pregnancy, she is told by strangers what she should be wearing, eating or doing in order to make her baby healthy.

Her body is suddenly of the utmost importance because it is housing her growing baby.

When I was pregnant, a colleague of mine kept asking me if I was having twins because he thought it was unusual how big I was getting…

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Kim Fedyk
Modern Women

Published author, wife and mom. I blog about motherhood, life and my self-publishing journey