Tuesday, May 22, 2012

competitive mothering

from challies:

One of the greatest, most common, and most bloodthirsty contemporary competitions is motherhood. Yes, motherhood. It may be that motherhood has always been competitive, but the Internet in general, and social media in particular, have widened the field. You are no longer competing against only neighbors and sisters-in-law and fellow church members, but the professional moms, the ones who are reinventing motherhood. It’s always a losing battle.

read on here.  make sure to read the comments too.

[tim challies expresses EXACTLY some thoughts i have been having recently.  i really, highly recommend this article and plan to write more on this topic soon.]


  1. i do enjoy reading other mother's successes, and it encourages me to try new things. but i recently fell into this when i tried to start my own business. http://chuneimama.blogspot.com/2012/05/watch-out-for-killer-business-bunnies.html

    the internet can be a great tool for building up the body of Christ, but pride can twist that into something ugly.

    we have to be on the watch for satan's attack in areas we're not expecting, like motherhood, which we had thought were safe and pure.

    1. yes, great point! i also recieve lots of encouragement and ideas from reading about and talking to other mamas. but this good thing can turn bad when it leads us to competition, idolatry and envy.