I recently found out about The Take The Pledge campaign for mom bloggers. Their site sums up the purpose of the pledge saying:
The Mom Pledge is about bloggers standing up, speaking out, and coming together to eradicate online bullying of moms by other moms. The time has come for us to take the power back and own this issue.
Luckily, bullying is not an issue I have had to deal with here at Mom Always Finds Out. I hope I never do! All the moms and mommy bloggers I have come into contact with have been so supportive, kind, and helpful, it is hard to imagine there are mean spirited people out there. I know they must be out there, though, so I fully support The Mom Pledge (read it below, and if you want to Take the Pledge, follow the link above).
Here is my pledge:
The Mom Pledge
I am a proud Mommy Blogger. I will conduct myself with integrity in all my blogging activities. I can lead by example.
I pledge to treat my fellow moms with respect. I will acknowledge that there is no one, “right” way to be a good Mom. Each woman makes the choices best for her family.
I believe a healthy dialogue on important issues is a good thing. I will welcome differing opinions when offered in a respectful, non-judgmental manner. And will treat those who do so in kind.
I stand up against online bullying. My blog is my space. I will not tolerate comments that are rude, condescending or disrespectful.
I refuse to give those who attack a platform. I will remove their remarks from my blog with no mention or response. I can take control.
I want to see moms work together to build one another up, not tear each other down. Words can be used as weapons. I will not engage in that behavior.
I affirm that we are a community. As a member, I will strive to foster goodwill among moms. Together, we can make a difference.