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Symptoms to Take Notice of in Children

The NHS has been facing ever-increasing pressures in recent years, with slashed budgets, staff shortages and lack of resources taking its toll on the quality of care. One of the many ways we commonly see the impact of these pressures is in waiting times for GP…

Mother of the Bride Guide

The day you’ve dreamed of for years has finally arrived! Your little girl is all grown up and has chosen a partner to start her life with, and you are officially a MoB -- Mother of the Bride! While congratulatory remarks are appropriate at this juncture, so are a few…

How to Through A Larger Than Life Small Wedding on a Budget

This one is as simple as crowdfunding your honeymoon. It might sound strange at first, but do you really need another blender or set of dinner plates? Instead of having your guests purchase a bunch of things you’ll end up trying to return anyway, why not let them chip in for…

When I sat down to blog this morning I was all set to write some funny anecdote about Jenna “frowing” up. Seriously she’s eight and genuinely thinks it’s called frowing up. I can’t bear to correct her; it was a beautiful glimpse of the little girl she still is.

I started perusing the internet and well, procrastinating, and came upon an article placing the blame for teenage obesity on moms, specifically improper toddler/mom bonding.  The author vehemently wondered why all the blame is placed on moms, and not the impact of fathers. http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/study-blames-moms-fat-kids-dads-of...

At first glance I agree with her. Then I thought about it a little more. Dads are important, I am not discounting that by any stretch, but who is ultimately responsible for the health and wellbeing of our children? I believe that moms are.

As a mom I happily embrace the blame for screwing up my own children. I don’t want to. I certainly don’t mean to, but should it happen, ultimately it would be my fault. I signed up for this responsibility when I got pregnant. Regardless of the ethics of abortion, only a woman can decide if she’s going to carry a baby to term. Short of locking her in a closet with bound hands and feet, if a woman REALLY doesn’t want to become a parent she will find a way not to be pregnant. To the inner-workings of my logic that makes the ultimate (existing as an underlying reality, when all other things are disregarded) responsibility for the baby a mothers responsibility. As such we should take the blame.

I am half afraid to say this next part…By shifting the blame for screwing up our children we are disregarding a fundamental part of being a mother, the mothering part...Read the rest here.

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