I do not allow blame or shame in my mothering village.
This includes pointing the finger at others as well as, and especially, pointing the finger at oneself.
Instead, there is only understanding that every mother is doing the best they can with the knowledge and resources that they have.
Once we can embody this belief, we can give mothers not only the grace they need but also the support to truly be in community with one another.
Once we can embody this belief, we can give ourselves the grace we need to truly recognize the amazing mother we are.
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