Sunday, March 27, 2011

Take The Pledge with me!

I'm taking the pledge. I haven't been attacked on my blog. But I have read many comments on blogs that I follow that left me truly shocked. Here is the pledge (started by Elizabeth from: the Elizabeth Flora Ross blog):

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. *
Many of these statements can be applied to every day life. Like the issues that I am having with the PTA at my son's school. Many of you who follow me on Twitter know how awful and downright rudely I have been treated by those ladies. It's not the same as the mommy blogger problems, but I feel like I can relate. I don't want anyone to feel as angry, sad, disturbed, hurt, or shunned as I have been made to feel.
*the pledge is an excerpt from where more information can be found


Samantha said...

Glad to see you joining up. It's a great pledge.

The Mom Pledge said...

I am not familiar with your story, but I can just imagine what the PTA environment can be like. :( Thank you for taking The Pledge, and welcome to our community!