rolemommyconfessions

Thursday, April 06, 2006

rolemommyconfessions

I don't know how these crazy blogs work and reach a gazillion people, but I'm going to give it a shot. Right about now I'm going to throw my two cents in about the Mommy Wars, mothers who give working moms a bad name and the guilt factor. First up...Mommy Wars -haven't read it yet, looking forward to it but doubt there's anything new to find out. Working moms can't stand stay at home moms and vice versa. There's jealousy and guilt on both sides of the fence, we all act like we're back in high school and that too will never change. Secondly, working moms who give working moms a bad name...Lisa Belkin. Columnist for the New York Times who claims to be a working mom but manages to bash every working mom in her wake every time she writes a column. I read something recently that she wrote about the designer Dana Buchman and how she focused on her thriving career rather than her daughter who was learning disabled and I thought to myself, if I were Dana Buchman right now, I'd find out where Lisa Belkin lives and give her a piece of my mind. I'm tired of writers who claim that are working and know what it's like to juggle diapers and deadlines also say it can't be done and we should go back to being housewives. Sorry, ain't gonna happen. We can too strike a balance as long as we re-write the rules and figure out what's important in our lives. If you have a passion - pursue it. Check the guilt at the curb and go after your dreams - you'll be a better mom and a better person for it.

2 Comments:

At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on...tired of being bashed by the media because I work. Too tired to write them back or I forget after I've read an article I'm annoyed with. It's time that moms tart supporting moms rather than talking behind each other's back. Much as I'd like to be 16 and fit into a size four, it ain't going to happen, so maybe we all should update that high school mentality and move on!

 
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