In the whirlwind first few years of my older son’s life, I managed to completely miss a war that, apparently, involves me. It seems that recently I’m running into the phrase “Mommy Wars” everywhere, which I gather, is a war pitting mothers against mothers, based primarily upon where and how they work.
I’ve only been a mother for 4 1/2 years (or, as my son says, “almost five years”). But in that time I have experienced motherhood as a stay-at-home mom, a part-time working mom, a mom with a full-time corporate job, a mom working at home full-time for a corporation, and mom on maternity leave counting the number of 11:00 am snuggles remaining until I go back to work.
I’ve had a variety of work arrangements, but through it all, my love for my sons is constant, unwavering, and unchanged. I think all mothers, everywhere, want what is best for their kids. It’s as simple (and as complicated) as that.
Thinking about all the amazing mothers I’ve met, I came up with the idea of a series called “Moms Celebrating Moms”, in which mothers showcase other mothers. Mothers who have made a difference to their children, their community, to each other. Any mother, anywhere. I think there are amazing stories out there, and I would be honored to share them.