I am tired of the media picking on moms and then turning around and sensationalizing it. Ooooooooooh “mommy wars.”
Momhood is serious shit. It’s hard. I don’t care if you work or stay home, breastfeed or don’t breastfeed. Unless you are harming your child emotionally or physically you are mom enough.
When I saw the cover of Time Magazine this morning yeah, my jaw dropped, but whatever.
What I have an issue with is the headline “Are You Mom Enough?” I can’t even get past the headline to read the article, but from what I understand it’s about attachment parenting. So why the shitty headline?
And why judge moms? We already have a really tough enough world to face so just LET US BE. To be honest, I’m not even sure it’s the mom in me that’s angry. It’s the woman. People just need to stop judging women.
As far as the cover shot….. frankly, I don’t care if the woman breastfeeds her kids until they’re 22, it’s not my life. But, I’d really like to know what goes on in the brain of someone that would pose for a cover under that headline. I don’t know her, but I read an article that she wrote that actually stuck up for moms that don’t breastfeed, so where did this whole thing go awry?
My body physically could not produce enough to feed any of my boys longer than a few weeks. I have a full-time job outside the home. My kids have all slept in their own beds. Those sling things didn’t even really exist in the US yet, they were only used in third world countries. And even if they were I probably wouldn’t have worn one.
But none of *that* defines me as a mom anyway.
I am mom enough to say that I’ll never read another issue of Time Magazine though. Not even if it’s the only magazine in the dentist’s office aside from Golf Magazine.