Jana Kramer Really Doesn't Care What You Think About Her as a Mom
Kramer wrote a brilliant open letter to the haters who feel they need to weigh in on her parenting skills.
As soon as I saw Jana Kramer's baby food picture pop up on my Instagram feed yesterday, I knew she was in trouble.
Because the country singer and "One Tree Hill" star wasn't standing in her kitchen happily mashing and blending and whipping up a bunch of organic fruits and veggies that she grew in her very own garden for her six-month old baby girl, you see.
She was actually standing at the checkout counter of a Publix supermarket, where she was buying a whole bunch of the kind of baby food that—gasp!—comes in a jar.
I mean...how COULD she!
I remember buying baby food for the first time like it was yesterday. And yes, it was the kind that came in a jar. What an exciting milestone that was! I happily filled up my cart with smushed up bananas and peas and sweet potatoes and carrots. And lucky for me, I didn't have a bunch of mommy-shamers following my every move, basically waiting for the perfect chance to tell me what a horrible mother I was and how screwed up my kid was going to be.
But Kramer does. And just like I predicted, the baby-feeding police quickly showed up in full force.
"I make my own baby food. Store bought stuff stinks!!!!" wrote one.
"Make your own!!!" added another. "Don't buy jars."
"Those are great for on the go but making your own is super easy," piped a third.
And on and on it went. Because apparently if you don't make your own baby food from scratch these days, you are better off just letting your kid starve.
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Kramer has been super open on social media when it comes to sharing her journey as a new mom, which only makes it all the more depressing that perfect strangers felt the need to judge her for her transparency. I mean, truth be told, the only thing I thought when I first looked at the picture and saw the shredded lettuce and bag of Tostitios lying there on the conveyor belt was "Mmmm! Must be taco night."
The 32-year-old was definitely not down with all the haters, though. So in the most awesome turn of events, she hit up Instagram again yesterday to post a pretty bada*s letter she'd hand-written just for them:
"Dear Mommy Shamers," it reads. "Unless you are Jolie's doctor, her father, or her mom, do NOT tell me how to raise my child, or how to feed her. Sincerely, Jolie's MOM."
Preach, Mama! We think you are pretty great at this whole parenting thing, and don't let anybody tell you otherwise!