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Monday, March 13, 2006

Mommy Wars

I got an email from urbanbaby today about this book. It looks really great. I am wondering if Mormon Mommy Wars got their name from this book...if not, maybe they should sue:

Mommy Wars


  • It makes me tired reading the description because it makes me feel that for some reason I need to defend my choices as a mother to other people. Maybe it is just the name. Unlike the war reference in "Mormon Mommy Wars", this one refers to the war between women. Can't we all just get along?!
    posted by Blogger TftCarrie at 3/13/2006 08:47:00 AM  

  • No, we didn't get our name from this book, but we definitely don't have a patent on the phrase "mommy wars." The phrase has been around for a long time, typically describing what this book seems to talk about - the battle between working moms and sah moms. We (or actually, Heather, to be specific) just took the phrase and tweaked it for our needs.
    posted by Blogger The Wiz at 3/13/2006 10:17:00 AM  

  • Like The Wiz said, we didn't get the name from the book, but it was prominent around the time we started to blog. I guess it was just a buzz word that seemed to resonate in my head. DH was actually the one who really suggested it--he was listing off a bunch of random thoughts and names for our blog, and he said, "Mommy Wars?", jokingly, and I liked it.

    Better than "Hot Mormon Mommas", anyway. I'm sure that would've brought us all kinds of traffic, though!
    posted by Blogger Heather O. at 3/13/2006 10:46:00 AM  

  • Has anyone been watching the Today Show's ongoing story of Mommy Wars? So sad. Women are judging other women for their choices as a mother. Be it SAH or working. Like Carrie said, can't we all just get along?
    posted by Blogger Zinone at 3/13/2006 11:13:00 AM  

  • Maybe the WAR is b/c motherhood is so dear to all of us who are participating. I feel as if I can handle criticism in most areas of my life (outfits "You look like a bag lady", career choices "I feel sad that you exposed your belly", hair-dos "It's just NOT you") , but sometimes it is hard to swallow when it is about mothering. We all know that it is the one thing that is going to matter in the end, and we don't take lightly how we choose to do it. And hopefully a good mother is constantly taking a step back and examining her own mothering. It's just hard when someone ELSE is doing the examinig.
    posted by Blogger Kage at 3/13/2006 04:03:00 PM  

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