Momfession Monday!

As I was thinking about what to write today it occured to me that I haven't ever written about a very important mom issue. The issue of our kiddos fitting at school, and in the community. If you didn't already know, I am not a member of the LDS faith, you know the Mormons. This has created some interesting problems for my children while navigating friendships with their peers. My kids have experienced not having other children be able to come to our house to play, no one coming to birthday parties if they are not at a public place like the park (there is only one in my town), and other kids pressuring them to come to church with them.

Here is where the mom shame comes in, I did this to my babies. This is on me because of my personal spiritual belifs. There has been many times where I thought about caving in and just going to a church that I didn't believe in and forcing my family to go with me, just so that my kids would fit in better. Hell, so that I would fit in better. The only thing that kept me from caving is the memories of all those boring sacrement meetings, oh and not wanting to pretend to be something I am not.

So now when my kids experience something painful as a result of not being a member of the LDS faith, I remind myself that it is more important to teach them to be authentic. If I were to betray myself and begin attending church, all I would teach them is to do what ever it takes to fit in, even if that means betraying what feels right and authentic to you.

Please let me know your thoughts and opinions about this post, are there times when you have felt similarly?

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