Tuesday, May 15, 2012

You Can't Spell Mommy Wars Without Mommy

You've probably heard enough about the Mommy Wars by now, and read way too many posts about that stupid Time magazine cover story. Well, too bad because here's one more. Hey, at least I didn't use that odious cover photo on my post.

Anyhoo, my latest article on the Patch talks about my experiences in the trenches of this war before Audrey was diagnosed. After she was diagnosed, I had better things to do than compete with the women in my mothers' group over milestones that Audrey wasn't going to be meeting until their kids were well into their Ivy League-prep years.

CLICK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT IT!

17 comments:

  1. odious is such a great word.

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  2. Wow, I can post comments on your blog again! Yay!

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    1. Woo hoo! And I did nothing to make that happen!

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  3. I loved your post, but it's scary over there. I'm going to comment over here where it's safe! (Also, how do people NOT know what MILF means?)

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    1. I know! The Patch can be very scary. Honestly, I never would have guessed that the term MILF would be the most controversial thing about the post. Am I the only one that thinks it's high praise?!!? Thanks for reading!

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  4. Hi Lynn! It has been a while since stopping by, and I LOVED your post in the Patch! (although I echo the commenter above...it IS scary over there! I decided to come here too!)

    I've had so many friends struggling w/ Mother's Day this year, and the TIME article had been on my mind as well! As a fellow SN mommy, I linked up to your post in my own post today...hope you don't mind! (I've kinda been scarse in the blogosphere for a while)

    For what its worth, the Patch in our village is WAY conservative. I'd be scared to death to post there!

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    1. Hey Chris...it's great to see you out here again! I've been scarce too. Patch is seriously full of crazies. I didn't realize until I started writing there how lucky we are to have a (relatively) sane circle here in the blogosphere. Thanks for sharing the post!

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  5. So glad to see another post, and yes, I agree, I came here to reply as the Patch was making me all afeared.
    You bring up excellent points, your title sums it up nicely. I did have a fairly good experience in a MOMS club (Moms Offering Moms Support) which helped me transition from worker to Mommy. However once the competitions started, I bowed out. So I feel like I've seen the good and the bad that can come from a Mommy club, and new Moms should keep trying until they find the support they need. It's all about balance people. Without it you'll go batty.
    Keep the posts coming Lynn! :)

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    1. One of the many stupid things I did when Audrey was a baby was sticking with that hellish moms group as if it was the only one on the face of the earth. It was the only one that I'd ever heard of in my area, but a two second Google search would have led me to several others that surely could not have been as bad. The key is finding like-minded people, and I'm sure that they were out there. Look at all of the cool moms I've met via blogging! I've said many times that I wish we could form a support group that was more than virtual. Thanks Jolie!

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  6. Lynn (or are you going by MILF blogger now)...Great post!

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    1. Hmmmm...this makes me wonder if "Autism MILF" is already taken as a blog persona/twitter handle.

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    2. OK, both AutismMILF.com and the Twitter handle AutismMILF are still available. Race you to it!

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  7. I know I’m a little late with this one but I take umbrage with your description of that Time magazine cover as odious. There is nothing wrong with two consenting adults sharing an intimate moment with each other. The fact that she may be a bit of a “cougar” and her man is slightly shorter in stature than average does not make fondling a female breast any less fun and acceptable.

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  8. Way late to the party here but must point out that my older NT daughter Rose didn't walk until 15 mos and pretty much skipped crawling altogether in favor of a weird kayak-motion butt-scoot.

    Joy on the other hand crawled like a champ, walked at 11-ish months... and still isn't talking at 8 years old. Go figure.

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  9. The Sensory Spectrum is hosting a special blog hop of posts from bloggers in June and we'd love to have you participate! Just imagine a list of bloggers sharing their stories about what it’s like to have sensory kiddos! Read more here: http://www.thesensoryspectrum.com/sensory-bloggers-blog-hop-information/

    Joining in on this blog hop will undoubtedly get your blog more exposure as people will hop from one blog to the next to read the stories. I will also be tweeting everyone's stories during the month and highlighting some on my Facebook page.

    I hope you'll join us!
    Jennifer @ The Sensory Spectrum
    (and you can find me @ The Jenny Evolution, too!)

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