Life is tough out there for new moms. Judgement abounds for everyone, even if you’re a former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model who's married to a Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter. Chrissy Teigen’s tweets about parenthood perfectly describe what all new moms go though. She’s trying to maintain a good sense of humor in the face of a society that has borderline impossible expectations of mothers. Seriously: the damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t scrutiny is beyond ridiculous.
In the latest brouhaha, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend went out for dinner a week after the birth of their daughter Luna, and judgy netizens lost their minds, as E! Online reported. Never mind that this successful couple probably has the means to make sure someone can watch Luna while they go out for a couple of hours. Or that maintaining regular date nights after having a baby is advice given to many a married couple. It looks like, by trying to be a good partner, Teigen was shamed for being a bad mother. Wouldn’t it be much kinder to just call a ceasefire on this judgement of new moms? Sure, if you suspect any parent of actual negligence, then it may make sense to intervene. But in this case, the daughter of two celebrities is probably very well cared-for. And Teigen’s ability to shake off these inane comments with class and humor is a good sign for new moms everywhere who also face judgement from random people.
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Well, if they had brought the new baby with them to dinner, you can bet the comments would have been even harsher. Sometimes it seems like new parents just can't win.
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The level of judgement is astounding. But as usual, Teigen takes the high road.