I am raising my children alongside me in the Catholic faith. (But I do not believe your Protestant soul is destined for hell.)
I serve my children 1% milk and I truly believe it is good for them. (But I do not think you're stupid or wrong to choose whole, raw milk.)
I choose to avoid all soda and gum for my children, even on "special occasions." (But I don't take issue if you give your preschooler some root beer.)
I firmly believe I am doing the right thing for my children and my community by vaccinating them. (But I also believe you've done your research and have your reasons if you choose not to.)
The thought of "sleep-training" makes me feel a little ill, to be honest. (But I'm not going to debate with you if you've found it works for your family.)
I think routines and early bedtimes are best for small children. (But I won't judge you if that's not how you do things.)
I like Diet Coke and will continue to enjoy it now and again. (But I do hear you when you tell me why it's not so good for me.)
I am completely proud to be a stay-at-home mom and I do it because I think it is fantastic for my children and husband too. (But it is not my belief that "staying home" should be the measuring stick by which we gauge a good wife or mother.)
I am as likely to make my own from scratch macaroni and cheese as I am to serve up the stuff that comes in a blue box...
Because both get the job done adequately and neither is an indication that I am better, smarter, or "right."
How about you? How do you feel about those issues? Have you ever felt put-down because of how you do things? (Just so you know... I love you just the way you are. )
**Here's a little more: My thoughts on the difference between healthy debate and judgement.