2.10.2010

sharing the story: a different take on Battle of the Moms

So, I've totally met people in real life that I began relationships with via the (gasp) internet. (Mostly from twitter. At events called tweetups. No, i am not lying. What? Stop laughing at me!)

I am fortunate to have met The Woman with The Best Twitter Name Ever, @amybhole, a few times. While I don't know her that well, I do know this post she wrote is important. It's about the (quote, unquote) Real Mom Wars and one man's journey to raise awareness about homeless kids and teens who are about to age out of the foster care system.

Here is an excerpt from her post (you know it's an official excerpt because it's in ITALICS. Fancy!):

Raising children means going out onto the battlefield every day and engaging in hand-to-hand combat. Us moms are fighting so many enemies -- our partners, our lack of a partner, the media, our jobs, our joblessness, our expectations, our pasts and our personal demons. We're all waging this war every day, and unfortunately, some of us are losing.

Full post HERE.

Her words are as honest and real and true as his mission. (You can follow him on twitter here; I think he is somewhere in Ohio right now.)

I think we all know raising children does not apply to just moms or dads or to biological parents or grandparents or whatever your situation might be. While I believe it's important to talk about and examine topics like working vs staying at home and formula vs nursing (and on and on and on the mommy wars go) so we better understand one another, those topics are NOT as important as building relationships with our children (those of our own bodies and those of our friends and families.)

I hope that you will take a minute to read!


8 comments:

brooke knight said...

awesome post! thank you.

m-m-m-melissa said...

there are 1000 ways to raise a good kid, i think, and the mommy wars scare the bejesus out of me. thanks for the post, sweet cheeks. :)

Chatty Fattie said...

I love this post.

Laura Lohr : My Beautiful Life said...

I have been lurking for a while (I found your blog on Blogher), but I don't think I have commented before. I have a little something for you on my blog. :D

Andrea said...

Excellent article - thanks for sharing!

sarabethjones said...

I cannot BELIEVE you would meet people off the internet in real life. What are you, crazy?

Love Amy's post too - good job sharing it here!

sdhorton said...

ya big jerk-cracked me up. Good post. Interesting view of the battles of us moms and I for one am glad we met in real life and not just online.

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