It seems like more often than not, in a moment of adversity we worry more about mommy wars erupting than parenting solidarity. I recently had a problem with Norton that I didn’t seek advice about because I suspected that the mommy wars would be stronger than the parenting solidarity and help that I might receive.
There are times, though, when we as moms worry about condemnation, harsh stares, and silent criticism. I’m pretty sure that there’s no place in the world that we worry about that judgment more than the supermarket. You know how it is: you’ve got the cart halfway loaded, a grocery list a mile long, and relatives coming over for dinner. You have to get that grocery shopping done. As you expertly weave through the aisles of the store, threading your way through the throng of customers also trying to get through with their shopping carts that are roughly the size of a Toyota Yaris, it happens: full-on meltdown. [Read more…]