Tuesday, March 08, 2011

The Mom Pledge

I came across a post this morning about "The Mom Pledge" over at The Adventures of Goober Grape and Monkey Man.  I have been so frustrated lately by comments made on other blogs and Facebook (not my page) that just aren't helpful and in some cases are really hurtful to other moms.  This seems like a great reminder that we are all in this together.  We should be trying to support each other, not tearing each other down.  So I am taking the pledge and, if you have a blog, I am asking you to take the pledge too.   

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Will you take The Pledge?

Taking The Pledge is easy. All you have to do is:
  • Read the pledge and commit to its principles
  • Post the Take the Pledge badge prominently on your blog
  • Add your site to the blogroll on The Community page
  • Write a post about what The Pledge means to you
  • Spread the word and encourage other Mommy Bloggers to Take the Pledge
 
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.

Can you agree to this?  If so go here and join the community!

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