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Bubbie0809
Food shaming? Has anyone had this experience?
August 26, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I was food shamed at a birthday party yesterday. The mom I was sitting with is "dairy free, gluten free, no sugar, or processed foods" for her kids. While I don't judge or don't care what she feeds her kids. She proceeded to try to make me feel bad because there was nothing at the party I told my kids they couldn't eat -  sprite, chips, hot dogs, cake, ice cream, fruit and dip ect.

I was told that I am not teaching my kids good eating habits, when I got the opportunity to sit some where else I did. 

I don't judge because of the way she feeds her kids, but she was Very judgmental on the way I feed mine. 

I don't understand trying to make someone else feel bad because you disagree with whatever choices that they make. I think we are all trying to do the best we can. 

Replies

  • preacherskid
    August 26, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    I have experienced the opposite- I am a mean mommy for not letting my kids have all the soda, chips, and sweets they want.  This comes from MIL, so I take it with a grain of salt lol.  My kids don't handle that stuff well, either they are allergic to it or it just makes them crazy, and I don't want to deal with it.  I would never food shame another for feeding their kids differently than I do mine.

  • DeeMD82
    by DeeMD82
    August 26, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    My cousin acts all high and mighty because I let my dd drink yahoo, tea,  and other stuff and he only lets his kids drink water or WIC milk.

  • Mommabearbergh
    August 26, 2013 at 8:19 PM
    Your nice because have a who gives a shit attitude and that would have pretty much been the look on my face
  • Mommabearbergh
    August 26, 2013 at 8:20 PM
    Is wic milk different then regular milk?

    Quoting DeeMD82:

    My cousin acts all high and mighty because I let my dd drink yahoo, tea,  and other stuff and he only lets his kids drink water or WIC milk.

  • quickbooksworm
    August 26, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    I would have made her feel like shit for being so restrictive.  That door can swing both ways.

  • strongerwtime
    August 26, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    This is so ridiculous...ok its a party...a kids bday party.  Girl ignore and delete this guilt trip from your mind.  Im glad you found somewhere else to sit.


  • BabyBearsMom608
    August 26, 2013 at 9:58 PM
    Yah . Im curious if it is different too :)


    Quoting Mommabearbergh:

    Is wic milk different then regular milk?



    Quoting DeeMD82:

    My cousin acts all high and mighty because I let my dd drink yahoo, tea,  and other stuff and he only lets his kids drink water or WIC milk.


  • preacherskid
    August 26, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    No but you get almost twice as much milk as any normal family will go through in a month.

    Quoting BabyBearsMom608:

    Yah . Im curious if it is different too :)


    Quoting Mommabearbergh:

    Is wic milk different then regular milk?



    Quoting DeeMD82:

    My cousin acts all high and mighty because I let my dd drink yahoo, tea,  and other stuff and he only lets his kids drink water or WIC milk.



  • strongerwtime
    August 26, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    nope :)

    Quoting BabyBearsMom608:

    Yah . Im curious if it is different too :)


    Quoting Mommabearbergh:

    Is wic milk different then regular milk?



    Quoting DeeMD82:

    My cousin acts all high and mighty because I let my dd drink yahoo, tea,  and other stuff and he only lets his kids drink water or WIC milk.



  • one_on_the_way
    August 26, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    I am curious what was actually said --- did this mother specifically say to you "You are not teaching your kids good eating habits."?  Or did she say "I am trying to teach my children good eating habits."?




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