Just because people don't agree with her methods of parenting, it doesn't make her a bad mom. And now, she has come up with the perfect response for those who 'momsplained' her.
You can never seem to please people when it comes to raising your own children. Everyone has an opinion on how you need to raise your kids and they will 'momsplain' and mom-shame you, just because you have a different approach to raising your children. Sia Cooper, who was a nurse, gave it up when she got pregnant with her first child, and she decided to return to blogging. She wanted to dedicate more time to creating content. However, not all parents could digest the choices Sia made as a mother, and some even called her a "bad mom". So, as a response to all of them, Sia wrote a letter explaining why she embraced that label.
Her post has been liked by over 28,000 people, many of those who applauded her honesty. She wrote: "If I had a nickel for every time I’ve been called a “bad mom,” I would be soooo rich! It seems almost impossible to be a textbook or politically correct good mom these days because everywhere you turn another mom is judging your parenting choices. Am I right? I’ve been called a bad mom for: Workout out during pregnancy. Working out while having kids... period. For caring about my looks and health. Working out in Target. Using canned goods and plastic crockpot liners. Having tattoos and piercings."
"Enjoying wine every now and then. For letting my kids use technology. For letting my kids have sugar and happy meals occasionally. For not “covering up” around my kids. For running a full-time business from home. For co-sleeping with my kids. For collecting sports cars and motorcycles aka having a hobby. For taking time for myself. For having abs. I’ve learned that the true “bad moms” out there are the ones who constantly tear other moms down by judging them."
"Those moms are the ones who are truly insecure and have strong feelings of inadequacy because why else would they do that? Misery loves company. There’s no one right way to parent or to be a mom. We all are running in the same race and doing the best that we can. Motherhood is not a one size fits all-what works for one family may not work for the next. So who are we to judge another mom’s choices or reasoning? Being a mom is hard enough and if all the following make me a “bad mom” then I’ll gladly wear it proudly! Here’s to all the bad moms out there."
Sia has two kids. Greyson, 5, and Everly, 3. She became a personal trainer after many women started asking her for plans. Sia saw a demand that needed to be filled and acquired specialization in Women’s Fitness and Fitness Nutrition through NASM. I personally believe that people just want to blame her because of how well she's doing in life. She did not get here without putting in tons of hard work. So, how about all these fault-finders stop blaming her and start hustling? You do you, Sia!