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August 21, 2007



I really like the "explorers on a journey" perspective. I have deliberately stayed away from the debate; each situation is different and we should respect each other for doing the best we can in our own unique set of circumstances and honor that.


It's funny... I remember being pregnant with several women who I knew in person as well as some on online forums, and the joys and pains of pregnancy were so universal but once the children were here and decisions began on diapering, feeding, safe toys, etc., it was clear that once we became mommies, we re-inherited all of the preconceived notions and hangups that exist as a culmination of our lives or our own childhoods. Sadly enough, some of those "friendships" either had to end there, or we made a conscious effort to avoid any future conversations that could possibly end in judgment.

The other point I wanted to comment on is how many of us learn the hard way that being a good wife/mom or a good anything doesn't have to mean "sacrificing" who we are as people/women/individuals. Somewhere someone told us that we had to sacrifice everything we ever wanted and never accomplished once we were responsible for other lives and it's simply not true. A happy mom is a happy family. And 15 minutes of ME time never hurt anyone.

Great topic!
Author of "The Get A Life Campaign"


I am so thankful for the real life advice. It seems all my friends who have young kids are stay at home moms or work part-time. I have had such a hard time dealing with guilt over having to work outside the home full time. That on top of an already stressful job has been almost unbearable. The truth is that my daughter (2 yrs.) is just fine. She loves her daycare class and is ahead of her age in most developmental areas. I have to believe that my husband and I are good parents to her and that is what is important.


Thank you very much, that is a very nice post!

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I admire what you have done here. I like the part where you say you are doing this to give back but I would assume by all the reviews that this is working for you as well.

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