the mommy wars: working moms?


The mommy wars are hotter than ever.

When CNN correspondent, Hilary Rosen, made an unfortunate comment about Ann Romney, “never having worked a day in her life,” it added fuel to the fire.  My first reaction was that a poor choice of words detracted from what Hilary was actually trying to say and now no one would stop to think about the intended meaning. And of course, in the aftermath, my thoughts truly melded into one – can’t we all just get along?

Life is complicated enough. We all have different sets of circumstances, different needs, and we all experience life in our own way. BUT, we all have one basic thing in common. We love our children.

I know both sides of the equation. I’m currently a working mother. While growing up, I mostly planned on being a stay-at-home mom. I respect both choices. Neither is easy. Seriously, you’re an idiot if you think there is anything easy about being a mom.

I was going to post a pros/cons list for SAHM vs. WM and then realized – I’m continuing the divide. What I wish each mother (and person) would take from this is that we need to stop working against each other, and start working towards fulfilling rights that will aid all of our children.

First on my list? Rights for nursing mothers.

Come on, people. Shouldn’t feminism be about empowerment and enlightenment? Women are (sorry, guys) the most powerful creatures on the earth. We can grow humans! Seriously, tell me what isn’t amazing about that. So, let’s use our power for good and not evil. Next up on the list? Solving the world’s problems, one at a time.

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