Posts tagged motherhood
Posts tagged motherhood
I’m 44 with 3 year olds. Wasn’t ready any earlier. But I’m tired. So maybe they’re right. More:
Double X’s Jessica Grose makes The Case for Having Kids in Your 20s, says ambitious women in their 20s who also want kids should consider having them sooner rather than later. And over at The Atlantic, Women In Their 20s Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Wanting a Boyfriend. But a lot of them do. A therapist asks why.
Romanian poet/teacher/mother Roxana Cazan reflects on how the Russian court rejected Pussy Riot member, Maria Alyokhina’s request for a deferral in her prison term so that she can raise her son, asks what kind of a politics of motherhood is at work here today?
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I so relate.
@doreenoliver, you ROCK. Fave quote: “We plant seeds in our children, then sculpture beautiful gardens around them, believing they will flower into our creations. But our children peek beyond those bushes out into the world and decide for themselves who they will be. Thinking we can choose for them is simply a fairy tale.”
THIS SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 — Mother’s Day in the United States — women everywhere will simultaneously post this letter to their blogs, websites and Facebook pages, to honor the work of Mothers around the world.
YOU ARE INVITED TO ADD YOUR VOICE. To join our Mother’s Day Blog-In simply,
1. Copy & paste this letter on your blog, Facebook or Google+ page.
2. Add your name and links to your site, work or organization in the comments at https://www.facebook.com/MothersSpeakOut
3. Tweet, share and post the link to your letter using the hashtag #MothersSpeakOut
We also invite all mothers to post a comment or image about their authentic, true reality as a mother — ones that they don’t often see reflected in the mainstream media.
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Together, Mothers Are Powerful.
Last month’s furor over the remarks of political pundits and candidate’s wives launched a flurry of conversation among mothers.
Mothers have a voice of their own to add to the discussion. Authors, activists and others have been writing and identifying the issues raised this political season for decades, and women have been listening, again and again.
It’s time for mothers’ own voices to be heard.
We are a bi-partisan coalition of women’s organizations, experts, and writers who have diligently worked on bringing mother’s issues into the mainstream political discussion.
Some of us are advocates, and some are community organizations. Many of us are authors and experts about mothers’ lives as well. All of us recognize the value of a mother’s contribution to her family, both the paid and unpaid work that women do.
Our message is simple: all mothers need more support.
This Mother’s Day we want to get the word out about our ideas, our work, and our priorities. We offer the following list to provide resources for real information and places for women to gather for intelligent discourse on the many problems — and solutions — to the issues facing mothers and families.
We offer this list as an alternative to the tired and cliched coverage of mothers in the mainstream media.
Please join your voice with ours this Mother’s Day. Together, Mothers are powerful.
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Author, The Price of Motherhood
Co-founder “MOTHER: Mothers Ought to Have Equal Rights”
Past President, Mothers & More
Um, what she said. The title of the Time article is just ew.
“Modern mothers have a serious problem on their hands, and it’s other mothers.”I disagree. It’s the lack of structural supports, and not other mothers, that makes me nuts.
“We keep hearing about how French parents are superior — the stereotype is at least that they’re less neurotic — but it would be easier to be less anxious if there were more structural support for parents in the first place. If anything, this book made me feel as though when it comes down to deciding what to do about balancing work and motherhood, the decision will be an economic one, not one mandated by the iron fist of the La Leche League.”
I couldn’t agree more.
Stupid Sh*t Crunch Mamas Say. My personal favorite: “Elective c-section?” And some more, currently circulating on a parenting listserv out here:
“Actually, she’s a girl.”
“Actually, he’s a boy.”
“Do you have a kids menu?”
“No, we don’t want to see the kids menu.”
[At BareBurger] “I see that you serve organic, pasture-fed meat, but was it
“We don’t use the word ‘No’ in our house.”
“Alfalfa can’t come to Fitzherbert’s party; she’s prepping for her
preschool admission playdate that day.”
“Swear to me, Harpsichord, that if you so much as smell a cookie at that
playdate that you will call mommy and mommy will come get you.”
“I’m going to sell my birthing pool/nursing bra/maternity panties on PSP.”
“Is it organic?”
‘I thought this was suppose to be organic”
“God I hate competitive parents”
“I would never buy a Bugaboo”
“I like those Bugaboos”
“These are Ben’s toys”
“I’m sorry, Alex was playing with this truck”
“Whose child is this?”
“We don’t eat sand”
“I like those Bugaboos”
“Did you see that thing on Park Slope Parents?”
“She’s exclusively breastfed”
“That’s SO Park Slope”
“We got it at the co-op”
“She keeps chickens”
“What about an Uppa Baby Vista?”
“Are you a member of the co-op?”
“They’re all non-toxic”
“We don’t’ have a TV”
“We’re giving back”
“Ssshhhh I don’t want to end up on Park Slope Parents.”
“We only use glass bottles.”
“Do you know the VOC content?”
“Can you believe these Uggs for toddlers?”
“I don’t need a bag. I brought my own.”
“We moved back from New Jersey.”
“We moved here from the West Village.”
“We moved here from Carroll Gardens.”
“I hate the F train.”
“I hate the G train.”
“Why are there no good restaurants on Seventh?”
“Why are all the good restaurants on Fifth?”
“Have you tried the new place on Fifth?”
“Can you believe they put meters on Seventh Avenue?”
“I hate Barnes & Noble.”
“See you at Barnes & Noble.”
“I’m on facebook. Are you on facebook?”
“I saw your pictures on facebook. So cute!”
“See you at yoga?”
“What kind of dog is that?”
“We have to have coffee! Next week?”
“I’m supposed to be working but sure, let’s go for coffee.”
“oh look her name is Madeleine. Bonjour Madeleine!”
“oh look this is Mariana. Can you say “Hola” to Mariana honey?”
“Niko knows how to say cow in Spanish/French, come on Nico say “la