Since beginning this podcast in early 2020, Jen and Diane haven’t been able to see each other in person. In this episode, they are reunited and recording for the very first time in the same room! And Jen has a very special surprise for Diane. They take a stroll through a hospital magazine for new mothers circa 1950. In this episode, you’ll hear lots of the excellent and not so excellent advice from a bygone era.
We’ve all heard the term “mom shaming,” but what does it really mean? And when did it begin? In reality, we are all probably guilty of playing a part in the mom shame game, often unintentionally. Let’s dive into the origins of this troubling trend, and how things like the Internet and parenting forums play an important role in perpetuating mom shaming.