Tag Archive | parents

Attachment Parenting – In My Opinion

My opinion on attachment parenting comes down to one word, “choice”.  If you choose to use attachment parenting that’s okay but if you don’t you should not be judged negatively because of it.  As long as your child is raised in a loving, caring and nurturing household they will be fine.   I have two grown children, a son and a daughter.  I breastfed my son for six weeks but did not breastfeed my daughter because I had gestational diabetes during my pregnancy as well as lactose intolerant.  But in both cases I did bottle feed and by doing so it gave my husband an opportunity to bond with “his” children as well.  Why does the rise and fall of parenting rest on the shoulders of mothers alone?

Children are created by two parents and therefore should be parented by two parents.  I was a working mother but my children always had a parent at home and they were not key-latch children once they went to school.  My husband optioned to go to the third shift at his job so he could be home with the children during the day.  He would also cook dinner and helped the children with their homework.  We were always able to sit down and have dinner together and discuss our days.  So, attachment parenting is a choice but it also requires “parents”, a mother and father.  What is your opinion?

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Support Business Women and Moms

I recently read an article on NYTimes.com called “Proud to Be a ‘Mompreneur'”, by Jill Salzman. In the article it spoke about how she was a mother and ran a business called ‘The Founding Moms’ which is the first and only kid-friendly meeting for momprenuers. She also coined the phrase herself, but it seems others don’t exactly embrace this term. It shocked me to to find out that even other women business owners felt this word was derogatory and demeaning. A writer named Lindsay Cross of the Grindstone wrote a blog post called “I Hate Mompreneurs But I Support Women in Business”. She felt when the word “mompreneur” was used to describe a business owner, it told everyone that women have other priorities.
The author of the article noted that in the age of the internet when people constantly reveal their habits and what they do, why must a mom keep her kids a secret? She also noted when she was asked to speak at business associations,conferences or conventions she is told not to bring up the ‘mom’ aspect of what she does. It is amazing that this women has 2,500 members in Founding Moms in over 30 countries around the world and she still can’t be taken seriously because she works with moms. What do you think? Why do you think other business women feel this way?