A wise man once said, "I have one guiding philosophy on raising kids and it's an old saying I've renovated: 'Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Leave the dude alone and he'll figure it out.' "
That man was, of course, the famous comedian Louis C.K. But as far as jokes go, this one pretty accurately describes what parenting should be all about — people figuring out the best ways and techniques to raise their children.
Yet, we all know that's not really how it goes.
There are always parents who feel like, for some reason, their knowledge, skills and especially choices are superior to anyone else's, and that it gives them the right to boss everyone around. Among moms, this phenomenon is often called "mommy wars."
While in the past mommy wars were used mainly to describe the debacle between working and stay-at-home moms, today the scope has expanded and involves parenting issues such as young vs. old, breastfeeding vs. formula feeding, homeschooling vs. traditional school, etc.
But some ladies are willing to change that.
Tired of dealing with society's judgement, the women behind the Connecticut Working Moms group are rising up to a fight.
Their ambitious project, titled Campaign for Judgement-Free Motherhood, aims to 'end the ridiculous mommy wars by encouraging people to tap into their compassion and let go of their judgments.'
And how are they doing that exactly? By putting 'enemies' face to face and showing there's nothing wrong in having different parenting choices.
Don't believe it could work? Check out more photographs from the series and judge for yourself ...
'The only choices we have control over are our own. What another mom chooses is her decision — who are we to judge that?' Connecticut Working Moms founder Michelle Noehren rhetorically asks.
'You make the choices best for you, I'll make the choices best for me, and while our choices will often times differ, let’s choose to love one another instead of critique,' she goes on to explain her perspective.
Check out more beautiful photos from the campaign below and be sure to end mommy wars once and for all!
(Via Connecticut Working Moms)