Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! I got to go on an outing to a historical house with my mother, sisters, aunts and cousins and have a fancy pancy tea/luncheon. It is always nice to go out dressed up and and do something all "girly" like that, and also to celebrate motherhood with these particular women, all of whom have had a mothering role in each other's lives, in my opinion.

Even though being a parent is a major part of my life, and I write here about the differences I notice due to the recent changes I have made, I have never bought into the idea of "The Mommy Wars" that pits working vs stay at home moms against each other. Here is an article that I ran across that explores the subject very well :

The point of it is that the media likes to play up a conflict that doesn't really exist. I tend to agree with that because I have put on the hat of working full time-part time-stay at home all at various times and none of it changes the fact that I'm always trying to do the best I can raising my children, and I think that's true of every mother in different circumstances. I was interested to learn that my mother was cared for by her grandmother while my grandma worked in a factory during WWII. The generations aren't as different as we think they are.

Here is a picture of my mother. Don't tell her.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been saying that there isn't a mommy war for 11 years now!! And whenever I see articles claiming that such a war is raging, I don't even give it the time of day. I have more important things to do like caring for my kids and cashing my paycheck.

Heather :-)