• K.C. Dreisbach, LMFT

Mom Hate: When Moms Become Motherhood's Greatest Enemy

Updated: Apr 8

Not that long ago, I came across an article written by a mom. This article was published in well-known blog, and I’m sure it was read by thousands of women across the world. Someone I know personally gave it a “thumbs up,” on social media. So, naturally, I was curious to see what this mom had to say. Unfortunately, I was sadly disappointed.

This article was about the custom of having children write “thank you cards” for receiving a gift as an asinine custom. It also discussed “goody bags” for a birthday party as being a silly notion. Obviously, there were opposing views and comments related to the article.

What disappointed me about this article was not what the writer was stating in it. I believe she is allowed to feel upset about these social customs, and I don’t blame her for maybe feeling overwhelmed with motherhood. I wasn’t disappointed by all of the mothers who agreed that “thank you cards” are stupid or a waste of time. What disappointed me was the “Mom Hate.”