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1 thedoseofreality April 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm

You rock. Thank you for saying it all. And so well, too. Clearly, you wrote this during nap time or while your personal assistant rocked the children, right? ;)
Seriously, though, in addition to all the other 2012 goals I have, I would like for women to stop being our own worst enemies.
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2 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 13, 2012 at 8:18 pm

My Housewifing intern wrote this for me.
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3 Amanda April 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

This country would get a hell of a lot further if we worked to better our condition harder than we did to prove we are better than one another.

Beautifully done.
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4 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Prexactly.
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5 Shannon Drury April 12, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I am a white, middle class, straight, married, 30-something, pudgy woman and I approve this message.
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6 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm

My 7yo now calls the President, “Barack Obama, And I Approve This Message.”
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7 Middle State April 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm

I am a biological mother and an adoptive mother. I am a former working mother, a former single mother, and now I am a stay-at-home mother who dabbled in being a work-at-home mother. Pretty much covers it all, doesn’t it? Let me lay it out as I see it: When I worked I missed my oldest child like crazy and felt terrible that someone else was tending to her every need. I sure loved the paycheck and independence. Weekends were precious family time. As a single mother, I put my child first and never mixed dating and socializing with my custodial time. Those were some lonely years. Now I have enough perspective to know that being home with my youngest, being a part of my community, and helping in ways that are beyond a paycheck are what is best for me and my family. I miss working. I hate feeling “useless” as society seems to view me. But, and this is a big one, I know I am doing the right thing for my family. I do not judge anyone at this point. I’ve seen it all, been there, done that. No place is perfect. Always, there is sacrifice.

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8 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 13, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Unfortunately, sacrifice and guilt lives inside of all mother’s hearts.
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9 Nelly April 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Very well put. And I love the Bush quote.

It will be a nice day when being a mom, in whatever form that takes, is valued in society.

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10 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Exactly.

I’ve always been a Mama Bush fan; I’m just not a fan of her husband or sons.
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11 cmbrn April 12, 2012 at 7:51 pm

how lucky is it that her husband generated enough cash from sending jobs overseas and hiding profits in off shore accounts that he can cover the bills for her cancer and MS treatments? the rest of us would be at the mercy of pre exsisting loopholes and max lifetime limits(provided we survived)
hmmmm
as a stay at home mom, I’m pretty sure I still don’t live in her world……no “couple of Cadillacs” round these parts
I’m clipping coupons to cover the bills we have now

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12 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Very different world than the other 99% of us.
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13 kel April 13, 2012 at 10:02 am

Love this post, mostly because it reaffirms my belief that SAHM are lazy.

In all seriousness, I have always said I don’t have what it takes to stay at home. Because that is a hard job, one I’m not sure I could do and stay sane.

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14 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Sanity is the first thing to be sacrificed.
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15 Suebob April 13, 2012 at 10:16 am

Go, Angie!

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16 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm

GO ME!
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17 Cindy April 13, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Loving this post and loving these comments. We all make choices and live with them – the perks and the sacrifices. Just make the best of what you have and see the joys and stop bashing each other for everyone is doing their best.

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18 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Exactamundo.
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19 Cramey H. April 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I agree that the argument here is the fair treatment among all human beings regardless of gender, religious or political affinity. You chose to be who you are right now and you should be respected like others. Have you experienced being disrespected because you belong to a minority and the considered weak group?

-Cramey
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20 deborah l quinn April 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Hasn’t anyone heard of “divide and conquer?” I swear to god these damn “mommy wars,” they kill me. I mean, of course everyone should have made MY choices because MY choices are the ONLY RIGHT CHOICE. And if all you women out there don’t make my choice? Well…um…okay. How about instead of bitching at each other (or listening to a media frenzy about how we *should* be bitching at each other) we band together and do stuff that would make life easier for all of us. How about…better schools, more child-care options, safer neighborhoods, healthier food, cleaner air. I mean, what if all the mothers out there (and hell, even women who aren’t mothers) got together and acted in common interest instead of allowing ourselves to pitted against one another on the specious grounds that one set of choices is better than the other. I can’t help but feel that somewhere–in the control room of Fox, or Karl Rove’s bunker, or the boardrooms of the Koch brothers–a group of stodgy, dark-suited, white guys are chuckling and high-fiving about the idea that once again, they’ve got women paying more attention to who said what to whom than to, you know, stuff that actually matters.
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21 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

*slow clap*

Well said.
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22 Kristen April 15, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Barbara Bush’s quote at the end is FAN. TAS. TIC. Exactly. Yes.

Thank you for writing this. You rock.
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23 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm

She’s my favorite Bush. The twins used to be when they were underage drinkers, but they got all straight and narrow.

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24 vegas710 April 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Nothing beats the Bloggess’ response on CNN. Fantastique!!
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25 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm

She’s pretty rockin.

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