Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Keeping Abreast of the Mommy Wars

Have we all seen the big Time Magazine cover?

I'm offended.  But not for the reasons you think.

Read more in today's Chicago Parent Magazine.


  1. P.s. I am offended that they used a photo of a woman so disfigured that she'd be able to nurse standing up without having to hoist her heavy breast up off her belly. Look am, no hands....argh!

  2. I love your blog. Please pick up the award I have left for you on my blog. Kat

  3. Breast feeding a 4 year old - mmmm!
    Am your newest Welsh follower :-)

  4. Very well written; and I totally agree with you. If everybody could stop judging each other and have some faith in their own decisions, we'd all be better off.

  5. Andrea - BWHAHAHAH - totally didn't think of that (and now I wish I had!)

    Judy - thank you!

    KAT - Thanks & I LOVE awards (and presents...and cake).

    Yonks - Welcome! And I am always willing to use a 4 year old breastfeeding to attract new readers!

  6. Skwishee - Thank you & you said it perfectly: I think we would all be better parents if we had more faith in our decisions. And we'd be happier to boot.

  7. Great article Marianne! I have been that mom with the glazed look, wondering what others would think. I have also been the mom staring at the mom with the glazed look. I have grown more confident in my parenting decisions, thank goodness, but when I was a younger mom it was hard.

  8. JR - I think you nailed it. I'm an older mom, so I have more of relaxed attitude about other people thinking I'm crazy (or maybe I've been crazy so long that I'm confident in my classification). No matter - with confidence comes better parenting. Or at least bravado. Thanks for reading!

  9. Yes! This is excellent. I don't know how people have the energy to whip themselves into a frenzy over what other parents are doing. I have a hard enough time figuring out what works for me and my family. I can't imagine getting so upset about whether or not (or for how long) another mom is breast feeding. Seriously, don't we have much bigger fish to fry?