I may have missed something somewhere along the line, but a recent email from BritMums alerted me to a new campaign called Mums Stands Together aimed at encouraging mums to support and respect each other. There are further details on the The Mummy Whisperer’s BritMums post - Stop Slagging off Your Sister!
The email from BritMums arrived in my inbox on my way home from the school run, and I have to admit to feeling a little deflated. I’d logged onto Twitter earlier that afternoon feeling isolated working from at home, and I’d been greeted with a fun and friendly community that gave me a much-needed boost, as Twitter often does.
So it came as a blow to discover there is a need for a campaign to bring mums together and support each other. I’d been completely unaware.
I wish the BritMums campaign all the very best. I have witnessed the criticism that mums face, all too often from other mums, even if I haven’t felt any of it myself in recent weeks.
We’re mums, we’re bloggers, we’re amazing. Collectively we have a huge following online. We're in a position of influence and there is room on the vast Internet for all of us.
We’re a force to be reckoned with and each and every one of use has something unique and valuable to say. Let’s respect each other and continue to do what we are doing.
Mums in social media have power. We’re amazing, when you stop to think about it.