I had no idea what a "silky" mom was until recently but, apparently, I am one. If you're not familiar, a "silky" mom is the opposite of a "crunchy" mom. That probably doesn't clear things up much, does it? So many different mom types, so little time. Of the things all silky moms should say to the haters, the most important is that being a silky mom isn't an insult, but rather, a compliment. I can almost hear the haters chiming in as I type this, but here's the thing: there's no one way to parent, and that's cool, though I do have beef with the continual separation of moms (by type, career choice, parenting styles, etc.), because we're all struggling to raise children as it is. Do we really need further judgments or labels to separate us further?
Now that we're on the same page, the basic definition of being a "silky" mom is one who's more into all things modern, medicine, and they/we usually defer to sound professional advice (as opposed to "crunchy" moms who go the natural route). Silky moms are those more likely to choose bottle over breast, disposable diapers over reusable, and (typically), convenience over things that may take more time. I definitely fit into this category, though it didn't start out that way.
After the birth of both children, I had all the intentions in the world to lean more towards the "crunchy" side of things. As life would have it, I started to become overwhelmed by making baby food from scratch (amongst other things) and, eventually, it only made me feel like a huge failure. It just wasn't in me to continue on this path, so I crossed over so the silky side and, I think, my children and I are better for it. I say, there' no shame in labeling yourself as a silky, crunchy, or scrunchy mom stereotype because, at the core, we're all doing what we think is best, right? If you're feeling what I'm feeling, here are things all silky moms should say to the haters, without apology. #noshame