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Season 2 Episode 5 – Childless Flights & Mommy Shaming

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The ladies of Words, Wine and Women are back for Episode 5 of Season 2 with another wine worthy conversation. On this episode, the hosts talk child-free flights, parents paying extra for children’s airline tickets, and the problem with “mommy shaming.” This discussion is all about motherhood, children and the ways in which we are all affected by society’s stigmas about parents.

Whether you’re a mom (or dad), have kids, or not, this conversation is for you – Words, Wine and Women is asking you to give us your opinion and share how you feel about these often sensitive subjects.

Childless Flights

To start off this wine worthy conversation, Tara asks the ladies to share their thoughts on the concept of “childless flights.”

Would you pay more for an airline ticket if you knew there wouldn’t be any children on the flight?

Alternatively, should parents have to pay extra to purchase children airline tickets? Since most people on the plane are not children, would it make sense for a child’s ticket to be more expensive in order to compensate for any disruption they might cause other passengers?  

Would you pay extra for a child-free flight? Do you think charging extra for a child airline ticket would improve or change the way parents travel with children?

Share your thoughts on #ChildlessFlights with us and let us know if you would pay extra for a flight without kids on it, or if you think parents should have to pay more for a child’s airline ticket. 

Would you pay more for a Childfree flight?

  • Don't Care (0%)
  • Unsure (0%)
  • No (50%)
  • Yes (50%)
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Mommy Shaming

On a similar note, Tara brings up the rising occurrence of blaming, shaming, and judging other women, moms in particular, about their parenting choices. This critical behavior is commonly known as “mommy shaming,” and it occurs when grown adults bully moms. 

Imagine you’re on a flight with a helpless mother and her screaming child – would you think poorly of the mother? Are you guilty of shaming a mom for not being able to comfort and calm her child down in public?

It seems as though a large majority of people, not just mothers, discredit, disgrace, and in some cases degrade other mothers. The ladies agree that although we unfortunately do judge moms and shame them for different choices – we are often times unaware of the whole situation. To solve this problem and combat judgmental thoughts about mother’s, Candice suggests putting yourself in her shoes and considering what she must be going through. Most moms are doing the best they can and they don’t need strangers to make their lives more difficult.

Tell us what you think about mom shaming and judging other moms based on their parenting choices. Do you think it’s fair to judge a mom as a bystander/ stranger who knows nothing of the situation? 

Are you guilty of Mommy (or Daddy) shaming?

  • Don't Care (0%)
  • Unsure (14%)
  • No (29%)
  • Yes (57%)
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Join The Conversation

Share your thoughts and let your voice be heard! Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtags #ChildlessFlights & #NoMommyShaming or leave us a comments below.

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