Ahhhh, the "Mommy Wars." If you're a mom, you've likely heard of them. Heck, if you're not a mom, you've probably heard of them. It can be hard — especially as a new mom — to feel judged for your parenting decisions. It can be even harder to hear the judgment.

I emailed with one of the women behind this project, and I loved what she said: "Judgment-free motherhood starts from within. We each have the power to be less judgmental if we work on letting the negative thoughts go. It takes practice and a willingness to change our mind, but it's absolutely possible." We can do this!


For some people, every day is Independence Day. For Janis Shinwari, this will be his first 4th of July as an American citizen. And boy, he earned it.

"If I was in Afghanistan—if I didn't come here, I wouldn't be alive now. I would be dead." Shinwari told CNN Heroes in 2018. Shinwari risked his life for nine years serving as a translator for U.S. forces in his native country of Afghanistan. He risked his life everyday knowing that should he be caught by the Taliban, the consequences would be severe. "If the Taliban catch you, they will torture you in front of your kids and families and make a film of you." Shinwari said. "Then [they'll] send it to other translators as a warning message to stop working with the American forces."

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