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Monday, December 05, 2011

A break in our regularly scheduled program

I get a lot of judgmental comments about me being judgmental.

I also get comments that I'm a bad person for the struggles I have as a mother. That I'm ungrateful for my child, and that I don't understand how lucky I am to have Aspen.

I guess these people are secretly watching me 24/7, and they also have infinite understanding of my relationship with my daughter. Otherwise, how could they possibly know more about me than what is shared on this blog?

What I don't understand is why I seem to be the only mother in existence who has ever felt overwhelmed. How do all these other mothers maintain perfection all day, every day? Is there some sort of training I missed?

Maybe if I spent time writing mean comments on other blogs I would be more enlightened. Because those people really seem to have it all going on.


  1. Liv, you're my hero. You say the things I've felt as a mother and was unable to say for myself!

    We spend an inordinate amount of time teaching our children about online bullying: how to recognize it, what to do about it, how not to participate in it...

    We fail to recognize that ADULT WOMEN are the perpetrators (and victims) of online bullying far more often than kids or teenagers. What the heck is wrong with women that we feel the need to tear each other down and criticize each others' choices instead of celebrating one another and helping to build each other up?

    I bet there's not a woman out there who wasn't taught that if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. Hey girls, how about practicing it once in awhile?

  2. It's because you "even post the anonymous, not-so-nice comments", gives people ammo. Just kidding. People are very brave when they're sitting behind a computer screen. As someone who knows you personally I'm saying you are truly a fantastic mother, wife, and friend so don't pay them any mind. When both our little people were really little I turned to this blog daily because I was going through the exact same stuff you went through and it made me feel not so alone.

  3. People are lame. And seriously, I don't know any mother who doesn't feel overwhelmed regularly with little ones. Every time I've seen you with Aspen you seem delightful! I know you are a great mother!

  4. Thought I would jump in and put my comments as well. I've been reading your blog for a little while, and I think you're fabulous. I don't usually read the comments, so I'm not sure what that's about, but I love the posts to your daughter about what she's doing at the different ages, etc. I think it's very cute and she will love it someday. As for comments made by unhappy people, they don't deserve one more minute of your very valuable time.

  5. People are so dumb over on the internet, really they are. I think you are awesome Liv! Everything you say is REAL and so true! Im actually surprised that they're acting like they can't relate.

    And if they can't relate because they have no kids, maybe they shouldn't say anything at all because they have no idea what it's like!

  6. Liv, I think you need to see this clip:

    As a newspaper editor who has to deal with people saying very nasty things about the way I do my job every day, it made me laugh a little.

    It's not geared toward commenters on personal blogs, but I think you'll be able to appreciate it a bit.

  7. Wow, that is ridiculous. I am sorry people are so lame. You are such a good mom and you aren't afraid to talk about the negative feelings that come with being a mom. I didn't know people left stupid comments like that. I have only ever seen positive ones.


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