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Friday, May 11, 2012

I am mom enough

The whole USA seems to be buzzing about the TIME magazine cover which shows a mom breast feeding her 3-year old son with the caption "Are you Mom Enough?"  

I have seen amazing amounts of support against the BF picture and only a few in support.  Now I should note here that I nursed my son for a little over 10 months and although I had success, I know MANY people have not.  My thoughts on this are that as long as you are feeding your kid...in whatever manner you choose, you are "Mom Enough!"

My issue isn't with the picture so much, but with the insinuation that if you are not attachment parenting then you are not living up to some ridiculous expectations set forth by some self proclaimed parenting guru.  I attachment parented for 10 months and it was great, however, I should not feel guilty that I ended the so called "attachment" or broke a bond when we stopped co-sleeping and nursing.  Eyan is just as bonded to me and Jason as he ever was, we all just sleep better and my bras are prettier!

So some bloggy friends decided to run a link-up with reasons why you are "Mom Enough," because lets be real we are all mom enough as long as our kids are happy, healthy and loved.  

Here is my reason: 

Link up your "mom enough" posts with The Turnip Farmer right here!

8 comments:

  1. WELL MY OLDEST WOULD NOT NURSE AND YOUNGEST COULD NOT, AS IT WAS THE BREST MILK THAT WAS MAKING HER COLIC. SO I MUST SAY THAT, IT IS A LITTLE CONCERNING THAT THE GENERAL PUBLIC IMPLIES THAT YOU CAN NOT BE "MOM ENOUGH" UNLESS YOU BREAST FEED YOUR KIDS....I WANTED TO WITH BOTH OF MY KIDS AND DISAPPOINTED THAT BREST FEEDING MY YOUNGEST MADE HER COLIC, HOWEVER BOTH OF MY KIDS A HAPPY HEALTHY AND BONDED JUST FINE!!! MAYBE EVEN BETTER SINCE MY BOOBS DIDN'T HURT!!! LOL

    I AM "MOM ENOUGH" BECAUSE I HAVE TWO WONDERFUL KIDS THAT ARE HAPPY, HEALTHY, WELL BEHAVED AND THAT ADORE BOTH OF THEIR PARENTS!!!

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  2. love it! Thanks so much for linking up and for being such a great mom!

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