Comment Policy

I welcome and encourage comments on WellnessMama.com, but there are a few things that I do not allow and instances when comments will be edited or deleted. All comments are subject to these terms of use and any commenter in violation of this policy may be banned.

When deciding to comment, please keep in mind the famous words of the great philosopher Aretha Franklin, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T.” I welcome open discussion and disagreement in comments but rude or personally attacking comments will be deleted. Comments that don’t contribute to the conversation, are obviously spam, promotional in nature, or intended for back-link purposes will be deleted and the author banned from future commenting ability.

Please use your REAL first name and not a business name, blog name, or nickname when commenting. Failure to do so will cause your comment to be marked as spam, deleted, or edited to conform to these guidelines and will not be replied to. Please do not put your personal URL (website) in the comment text unless it directly contributes to the comment and/or the conversation taking place, as it will cause your comment to be marked as spam and deleted.

The following applies to all comments posted on WellnessMama.com.

  • All Rights Reserved: I reserve the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments. I also reserve the right to block access via IP address to anyone or group from commenting, or from accessing WellnessMama.com.
  • Links: Comments containing links are automatically held in moderation. Links that contribute to the conversation and are relevant to the topic will be allowed, but links that are self promotional without contributing to the conversation will be marked as spam and the comment will be immediately deleted. Comments that are an obvious attempt to gain backlinks or site traffic will be deleted.
  • Copyright/Plagiarism: If notice is received that a comment contains proprietary, copyrighted or plagiarized information, that comment will be deleted and the commenter may be blocked from further commenting.
  • Privacy: Email addresses are required for commenting, and they are not published on the blog, nor shared. They may be used by the blog owner (me) to privately contact the commenter. Comments containing email addresses, physical mail addresses, phone numbers, and any private or personal information will be edited or deleted to protect the privacy of the affected party. To prevent such editing or deletion, never share private information within blog comments.
  • Respect: Comments which include offensive or inappropriate language, or considered by the blog owner (me) to be rude and offensive, will be deleted and the commenter banned from future use. No personal attacks are permitted in this blog’s comments. You may question or argue the content, but not attack the post author, nor any other commenter. Failure to respect fellow participants on this blog will result in removal and blocked access.
  • Comment Spam: Any comment deemed as spam will be deleted and marked as comment spam. Commenters who repeatedly post spam will be blacklisted from commenting in the future, and their IP address blocked from accessing WellnessMama.com.
  • Liability: All comments within this blog are the responsibility of the individual commenter. By submitting a comment on this blog, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold this site, WellnessMama.com, and all post authors and commenters harmless.
  • Gravatar: For easiest commenting, please consider signing up for a Gravatar (you can do that by clicking here). This will allow your comment to be approved faster, and allow your picture to automatically display next to your comment.
  • What To Do If Your Comment Does Not Appear: Please be patient. Comments are moderated and cannot always be approved right away. Please do not submit the same comment unless you think your original comment was not submitted correctly the first time.

Thanks for reading WellnessMama.com and please contribute to the conversation by commenting often!