13 March 2011

The Mom Pledge

I saw this on one of the other Mom/Swapper blogs I read, Urban Granola and thought, "This sounds like something I want to get behind."  It came from The Take the Pledge Campaign and is a pledge to stop online bullying from Moms.  I'll admit that I have been lucky enough not to see any bullying myself, but this is the kind of thing that I fully support.  Moms come in all shapes and sizes, with different beliefs and ideals.  No one way is right.  And I'll support any mom that is being attacked for her beliefs or the way she raises her kids, regardless of whether I believe the same as she.

Here is the pledge.  If you believe the same, please consider taking the pledge yourself.

The Mom Pledge
I am a proud Mommy Blogger. I will conduct myself with integrity in all my blogging activities. I can lead by example.
I pledge to treat my fellow moms with respect. I will acknowledge that there is no one, "right" way to be a good Mom. Each woman makes the choices best for her family.
I believe a healthy dialogue on important issues is a good thing. I will welcome differing opinions when offered in a respectful, non-judgmental manner. And will treat those who do so in kind.
I stand up against online bullying. My blog is my space. I will not tolerate comments that are rude, condescending or disrespectful.
I refuse to give those who attack a platform. I will remove their remarks from my blog with no mention or response. I can take control.
I want to see moms work together to build one another up, not tear each other down. Words can be used as weapons. I will not engage in that behavior.
I affirm that we are a community. As a member, I will strive to foster goodwill among moms. Together, we can make a difference.

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1 comment:

  1. No one way is right! Amen to that! Thank you so much for taking The Mom Pledge and helping to spread the word. Btw, I love the font you use! Really fun!