Friday, December 9, 2016

Parenting Pointers: Reasonable Moms

The Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) launched Reasonable Moms, an educational project with fact sheets, podcasts, and commentary, to bring commonsense back into parenting. IWF hopes to create a new, supportive category of parenting with less anxiety, mom-shaming and judgment.
“IWF created this project to be a voice of reason for parents. We want to give women the information they need to reject these damaging and counterproductive parenting trends. Moms should understand that there’s a thriving industry out there built on making them feel inadequate. We want to encourage women to trust their instincts, and remind them that it’s okay to make mistakes, just do the best you can with the resources and time you have,” said Julie Gunlock, director of the Culture of Alarmism project at the Independent Women’s Forum and mother of three young boys.
Reasonable Moms can guiltlessly take short cuts to feed their children, while still trying to make nutritious choices.
Reasonable Moms don’t believe the alarmist nonsense that everything their child eats, drinks, wears, looks at or brushes up against is going to kill them.
Reasonable Moms find parenting exhausting, entertaining, frustrating and rewarding all at once. And they take time for themselves and recognize that their children need space too.
Reasonable Moms reject the competitive-parenting culture, preferring instead to do what needs to be done to meet the demands of the day.

Independent Women's Forum works to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free-markets and personal liberty.

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