Moms: We Hear You Loud and Clear



Updated to share two links revealing a reality different than what the conventional mom community experiences:

Ack! What’s going on? If I were a conspiracy theorist, I’d be convinced we were in the midst of a well-coordinated, full-on assault against those who can’t or don’t have children.

You may recall the judgmental Orlando Sentinel Mom’s at Work blog I referenced in my last post. Who knew it was the tip of the iceberg?
This week Mika Brzezinski weighs in.
Mika, Mika, Mika…I really expected more from you. We’re contemporaries. I watched you tackle tough topics as a reporter, saw you anchor the weekend national
news. Did you really write not one but two posts all but arguing that children are
essential to fulfillment

“Women face enough pressures and challenges in a workplace that is still depressingly biased against a female’s success. Add to that, the fact that the very thing many women I know find
most rewarding (having kids) is now frowned upon.”

Having kids is now frowned upon? Mika, you must be seriously distracted to have missed out of the whole mommy movement. Just check out Mom’s
or Mom 2.0 Summit or the Motherhood Project or Maria
Shriver’s latest report, A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything. As Melanie Notkin points out in her editor’s note on Savvy Auntie the report weirdly overlooked the fact that not all women are mothers:

“The study, meant to change the way government policy and businesses modernize with the new standing of women in the economy – a change I completely support – interchanges the word
“woman” with “mother” so often it’s as if all women are mothers.”

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Kind Mom Trumps Mean Mom


First, I’d like to thank Shaz and Loribeth for their shout outs and the Sisterhood Award. In turn, I’d like recognize those who take the time to participate in a meaningful conversation here on Coming2Terms.&hellip

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MABI – The Opposite of Momzilla


Women who become Mothers After Battling Infertility (MABIs) intrigue me. While I have not a clue what it’s like to walk in their shoes, they’re the closest proxy to what I might have been like&hellip

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Mommy Market Takes a Hit


Editor’s note:  Today’s post comes from PMS Pammie. (Schadenfreude alert: She spotted a few stories that were easy targets for snarky commentary…) ‘Scuse me a moment while I take something for some miserable cramps. Endometriosis&hellip

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A Place I Never Thought We’d Be


Well, knock me over with a feather. We infertiles are turning up on Mother’s Boards, Blogs, Forums.  Well, not us exactly, but discussions about what we face, the challenges of infertility. Quite frankly, it’s a&hellip

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Zen and the Art of Avoiding Mother’s Day Marketing


Short of locating an atomic bomb shelter to hang out in for the first 10-15 days of May there’s no way to avoid the bombardment of online, TV and prints ads or the point of&hellip

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Oh No You Di’int!


Well, well. well! It’s been a while my dear Momzilla folk, but not nearly long enough. There I was in Infertility Rehab doing my best to mind my own bid’ness and then you come back&hellip

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How a Little Word (Mom) Used Often Enough Can Torment


It used to be a word I associated with warmth, goodness, band-aids lovingly applied and cookies. There was a time when I looked forward to a little one using it to address me (hopefully) with&hellip

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The Selfish Route? Are you Serious?!


For quite a few years now my husband and I have marveled over (and made mental note of) the outrageous things we’ve had to stomach from those worthy of induction to “The Dense Hall of&hellip

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Momzilla Alert!


Okay, this post is sure to rattle some, but look you’ve left me no choice.  I coined the term “Momzilla” over the holidays when I was trapped in a hair salon next to two women&hellip

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