Saturday, February 19, 2005

myth of the perfect mother

Below is a link to Newsweek's Feb 21 cover story, by author Judith Warner. I would love to hear your feedback on the article.
  • Newsweek article


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    4 Comments:

    Blogger Square1 said...

    I'll settle for being a good mom over a perfect mom. As far as the warner article... I'm about burned out on it.
    Thank you for stopping by "Tripping Down Memory Lane". I wasn't sure that anyone was reading anymore... which is perfectly ok, since really it is something I'm doing more for myself. It is nice to see some comments every once in a while though.

    5:08 PM  
    Blogger MDM said...

    I was exhausted reading that article. I feel for the working mothers and the juggling act they perform. I personally do not have all the issues that the at-home moms seem to stuggle with. No, I dont have a Phd. or some brain that feels the need to share itself with the world, so maybe that's why I am so content. I do get to the breaking point on occasion, but it is never that serious. I feel incredibly blessed to be home with my little people. I guess that sounds cliche' to some, but I NEVER take it for granted. To each his own on this mothering journey. I dont see the author getting any resolution anytime soon..too complicated.

    7:05 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This article makes me remember what is important. I do go through my ups and downs of being a stay home mom, and I sometimes question whether or not I should work part time, but I know I will have a chance to do that when the kids are in school. For now I need to remember that it does not matter what others think of my parenting or if I am in the popular play group, but only that I instill important values in my children while they are at home with me. As far as the catch-22 with working and paying for child care and finding quality child care--that is a real problem with so many I know. If I did go back to work I think I would want to somehow effest change in this impossible issue.
    Sharla

    10:41 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This article makes me remember what is important. I do go through my ups and downs of being a stay home mom, and I sometimes question whether or not I should work part time, but I know I will have a chance to do that when the kids are in school. For now I need to remember that it does not matter what others think of my parenting or if I am in the popular play group, but only that I instill important values in my children while they are at home with me. As far as the catch-22 with working and paying for child care and finding quality child care--that is a real problem with so many I know. If I did go back to work I think I would want to somehow effect change in this impossible issue.
    Sharla

    10:42 PM  

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