Comment Policy

I love getting comments on Happy Mothering! It shows me that you’re engaged in the topic, and often prompts ideas for future posts tailored to your interests. That said, I highly encourage you to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed. Spam and comments not related to the topic are not welcome.

I encourage discussion and debate. I will not delete comments that are controversial or offer an opinion that differs from mine as long as they are mature and thoughtful. Please do not personally attack other commenters or use profanity.

The first time you leave a comment on Happy Mothering, your comment will be held for moderation. After I approve your first comment (I try to do this as soon as possible), your future comments should be automatically approved. This is necessary for me to minimize the amount of spam comments I receive. I’m sure you don’t want to read spam comments about Viagra or pirated software any more than I do!

Once your comment is published, it becomes the property of Happy Mothering. I reserve the right to format, use, re-use or delete your comment as I see necessary. I will not necessarily share with you that your comment has been modified or deleted, or offer a reason why.

You are required to enter a valid email address when you leave a comment. This gives me the ability to reply to your comment via email and shows me that you’re a real person. Your email address will never be published or shared with anyone without your permission.

If you have any questions about this comment policy, please feel free to contact me.

Happy Mothering!

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