Wednesday, June 15, 2005

alpha mom TV?

Tell me no. Please tell me no. When will the race to be the perfect-mother-with-the-perfect-child end?!? Please read this article, and DO NOT tune into Alpha Mom TV! The author of the article likens Isabel Kallman and her new show to Martha Stewart and her perfectionistic homemaking venture.

To all you moms out there: trust your instincts. People have survived and thrived for thousands of years without all the books, classes, parties, preschools, etc. God has given you all you need to raise a loving and competent child. You have a heart and a brain, don't you?


Blogger Lexie said...

I didn't finish the whole article...a skim was enought to know it was fodder for my own article later. :)

Thanks for sharing.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I think it best for me not to read the article - I'm already fired up as it is. I suppose there are worse things on t.v. - but really, I agree with you.
Nobody's perfect - not child, nor parent. We love our kids and trust in God, not ourselves.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Little Light said...

I saw something about that on the cover of Time Out New York. This is a great post countering that sort of attitude. Sorry, don't know how to link in comments - you'll have to cut and paste.

1:18 PM  
Blogger tine said...

WOW...where do these people come up with this stuff?!
I am just so thankful that my goal is not, as they put it, "to GROW a PERFECT child", but to lead my sweet child to the only one who IS perfect...boy am I glad I have Him on my side!

2:46 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

the goalposts have been set too low? oh my goodness, that statement makes me nervous and i was honestly sick to my stomach reading that article! as if we all don't put enough pressure on ourselves as it is, now we need the pressure of being alpha mama's? no thank you! i think i'll just go sit on a bench with my iced coffee, cranberry spelt muffin, and play with my son!

1:17 PM  
Blogger hr said...

If I ever become one of these moms, I am counting on "the village" (I use "village" in the sense of my friends and family and church, not my armada of hired child care specialists) around me to shoot me with a tranquilizer dart.

9:43 PM  
Blogger mmmshaw said...

I am amazed at the arrogance of this woman. She professes to be an expert on being the perfect mother, but from this article it appears that she is no mother. Sure, she gave birth the boy, but she's hiring an arsenal of help to be the child's surragate moms. I feel sorry for that poor kid. I really hope there is no market for this Alpha Mom TV crap.

12:33 AM  

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