Several parenting blog posts recently went viral among my Facebook friends. First there was Glendon's cry to not carpe diem and to soak in the kairos moments. Then the Huffington Post offered "Apologies to The Parents I Judged Four Years Ago" about one mother's conversion from harsh critic to sympathetic insider. In Catholic circles, Simcha's encouragement to the mother with only one child was shared and reshared. As was the stay-at-home-mom blues. But as post after post popped up on my friends' walls, I noticed one thing. Only the new mothers were sharing them. Moms with babies, toddlers and preschoolers leapt on these stories - of being real, of encouraging each other, of stopping the cruel judgment. But the moms I know with grade-schoolers, high-schoolers and beyond? Silent. Did they not need the same reminder to play nice? Was the battle no longer theirs? Did they simply stop caring? As someone swept up in the worries of new parenting, I found myself floored by this obvious … [Read more...] about what if we had a mommy war and nobody came?