She's getting so much heat for her comments about children. Not everyone wants to be a parent! Not everyone should be a parent! Let that be her choice.
These celebs don't want kids-- and that's ok! It's wonderful when people realize that they don't want to be parents, before they're parents.
_"...we do little as a society to make mothers feel confident in their skills and choices."
This is a great, honest post about choices and judgement and competitive mothering. I could pull many more quotes out, but I hope you'll take a moment to read it for yourself.
_What was your reasoning for choosing the birth plan that you did (medicated, non-medicated)? Did you follow through with your plan or did some circumstance-- by choice or not-- change that?
I'm actually all for this. I am the first to admit that the last month of pregnancy is often uncomfortable. However, I don't love how negative the beginning of the article is. In any case, safety first! A few weeks of discomfort is well worth being able to bring home a healthy, well-developed baby!
Do you know best? Do you worry that maybe you *don't* know best?
It's growing more and more popular. Would you do it?
Home birth, birthing center, hospital? What did you choose? Reasons?
I went to a parenting seminar last night. It was very interested and definitely gave me a new perspective on a few things, and gave me tools to work with. Do you ever attend classes or lectures?
Choices. It's about choices. Arguing and ridiculing over birthing options is as dumb as the SAHMs v Working Moms fight. As a writer, a mom, and just a girl in general, I try to offer information. Admittedly, some opinions are thrown in there-- consciously and unconsciously just through the types of things I post.
I don't understand why anyone would CHOOSE to have a C-section, but claiming that a woman who gave birth with an epidural or via C-section is any less of a mom/woman/warrior/hero is utterly ridiculous. Same goes for breastfeeding; I don't understand why someone wouldn't at least TRY, but what they choose long-term is not for your judgement.
I LOVE all the differing opinions of our friends and followers, and ALWAYS welcome comments-- however similar or adverse they may be to my own, but judging instead of informing is not ok.
Let's work together to HELP each other, not make it a competition.
With a love of children and a passion for reading and writing, Kelly decided to share her experiences with others through the pages of the Crib Notes book and site.