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Take the Mom Pledge Against Bullying

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When I clicked through fellow Mommy Blogger Tales of a Ranting Ginger’s blog to the Take the Pledge site, I thought it was a joke and honestly chuckled.  I guess I am a little naive or I have only had the privilege of corresponding with only the nicest of readers on the blogsphere and to that I can thank all of you lovely This Lil Piglet blog followers.  I can’t believe that in this day in age and with all the anti-bullying coverage out there that there are moms out there doing that exact thing to fellow mommy bloggers.  I’m a huge supporter of having an opinion and/or a good debate based on facts but I am not a supporter of bullying, bad mouthing or name calling.  I think all of us can achieve an audience to our opinions, some may not agree, without resorting to childish tactics.
What this pledge means to me is that I am teaching my own children to respect others; I’m leading by example.  I have taken the pledge to be respectful an honor all opinions of my fellow mommy bloggers; have you?
The Mom Pledge
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.

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