Mom-Shaming Status-Seeking Lies

I wasn’t going to write this post. There are things that drive me crazy that I’ve learned not to weigh in on. Like political bumper stickers. Whyyyyyyy?

You know you’re pissing off 50% of the other drivers on the road. And some of those people are road-rage-fueled maniacs. Don’t poke the bear.

Yet here I am, always falling for the humble brag and unable to resist the pick-a-side posts. Gah! I know better. Nevertheless, let’s talk about a few recent examples I got sucked into.

Stroller Wars

The tipping point was the stroller wars, so let’s start there. Apparently, it’s a thing. Some moms feel judged as a parent by their stroller.

On a recent IG post from Parents account, more than 7,000 people resonated with not having what is considered one of the higher-end luxury baby strollers and feeling judged by the parents who do.

I didn’t think it was a thing. It felt like another divisive post meant to polarize and said as much. Who cares what stroller you have?

More than 200 people disagreed with me, saying the right stroller matters. And while we are beyond the stroller stage, when we were in that stage, we had all the strollers:

  • A double tandem that the twins’ car seats snapped into when they were infants



Kristi Andrus life and business coach

When I drop my kids off at school, I always kiss them and shout, BE AMAZING! Love your life, make the most of it, level up, and be amazing.