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The Mummy Kindness Manifesto! I'd love your thoughts!

(19 Posts)
Mummykindnessrachel Sat 02-Feb-13 14:19:16

Hello! I'd so love to spread this post far and wide. Dare I say I'm proud of it and I think it could really spread some mummy kindness around. I'd love your thoughts on it!

scottishmummy Sun 03-Feb-13 12:30:41

the mere expression mummy kindness is ghastly,schmaltzy.don't like it
the blog,not my cuppa tea but I don't define myself as's not my whole being
as a manifesto,the prose is syrupy.maybe your intentions are kind but the list is awful

scottishmummy Sun 03-Feb-13 12:56:31

i dispute point 13) I will always remember that I am the best mum for MY children, that I know them better than anyone else. I will discount any thoughts or comments that suggest otherwise

sadly not the case,some mums for a myriad of social/medical/psychological reasons are not best for their child.and fact they discount any thoughts or comments that suggest otherwise,well simply makes bad situation worse. Fortunately this is rare and most mums are good enough

Tee2072 Sun 03-Feb-13 14:56:56

You don't define yourself as a mummy and yet, look at your user name, scottishmummy. Sometimes your contradiction in one post is just amazing.

Interesting blog post.

TheDarkSideOfTheSpoon Sun 03-Feb-13 15:07:48

I think its lovely. Nothing wrong with a bit of smaltz and yes, wouldn't it be nice if it really was this simple.

katese11 Sun 03-Feb-13 15:59:48

Good point tee ;). Scottishmummy, do you blog? Cause on this board, I think we try and be a bit constructive in criticism...I know flaming is pretty standard on the rest of MN!

Lostonthemoors Sun 03-Feb-13 16:07:35

I don't blog myself but this came up on active convos. I like your list and think its lovely. smile I would add that comments about dropping the birth weight are not necessary and that it would be nice to try to welcome newcomers whenever we can.

I almost never agree with SM (not saying ScottishMummy as she doesn't like to be defined as a mummy), but I do agree with her here that the second sentence of 13 could be somewhat dangerous in the wrong hands. Sometimes we do need to listen to others.

Generally though - I agree mother is the expert on her own child and should listen to her instincts and I think all humans could do worse than try to follow this list!

scottishmummy Sun 03-Feb-13 18:49:36

I'm not defined by my mn name,it's pseudonym.I have to say if you think mn names are defining you'll be most aghast when you concretely interpret the swearie or lewd names as being a statement of character

if asked what I do, I say my job. I've never said I'm a Scottish mummy

scottishmummy Sun 03-Feb-13 18:54:12

do I blog? no
did I respond to love your thoughts?yes
I'm not asking op to moderate,change blog.she can blog whatever.and Internet is so big,the audience so diverse that others will love her blog and praise accordingly

I haven't flamed,at all
and imo, people blog for response,and impact.which the originator cannot wholly predict or control

whyno Sun 03-Feb-13 18:59:37

Really liked it. And reminded me of things I wished people had done /not done when I was a new mother especially over advice/not judging. Will try to keep remembering this month as lots of my friends are having their first babies!

Tee2072 Sun 03-Feb-13 19:01:42

SM I refuse to believe you are as dense as you come across whenever you post. I think you're as sly as fox and deliberately offensive and rude.

But hey, just words on the screen, right?

scottishmummy Sun 03-Feb-13 19:05:02

so mn names about sex,fuck or cunt do you think that's defining that person
the made up for effect names are funny and for laughs.anonymity online
You're determined to read great significance in mn name as if ta-dah proves something

Tee2072 Sun 03-Feb-13 19:17:41

I am not talking about your name, I couldn't care less what you call yourself. I'm talking about your inability to ever be nice or supportive in these boards. Any of these boards.

It's a good thing I don't work for MNHQ.

scottishmummy Sun 03-Feb-13 19:21:29

what exactly is your indignant point,can you see through the red mist?
you've written 3posts all increasingly and disproportionately worked up
that says a lot about you, ESP the veiled good job you dont work or mn? why would you sort me out, march me off site. how v pompous you are

scottishmummy Sun 03-Feb-13 19:21:55

what exactly is your indignant point,can you see through the red mist?
you've written 3posts all increasingly and disproportionately worked up
that says a lot about you, ESP the veiled good job you dont work or mn? why would you sort me out, march me off site. how v pompous you are

Tee2072 Sun 03-Feb-13 19:29:01

You know what? You're not even worth my time or my anger.

scottishmummy Sun 03-Feb-13 19:32:11

clearly you're v angry, the veiled threat was v don corleone
enough of this it's all about the blog after all

MmeLindor Sun 03-Feb-13 19:39:11

I am not a fond of 'mummyblogs' and have made no secret of this fact, and to be very honest the blog post is not really my cup of tea. I am sure that many will enjoy it, as it is quite sweet.

While we all welcome feedback on our blogs, there was really no need to be quite that 'honest'.

MmeLindor Sun 03-Feb-13 19:40:32

and I am laughing a LOT at Don Corleone Tee.

<checks the pillow for horse heads>

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