Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Must-read: "The Little Secret of Women Who Have it All"

I'm not going to have much time to blog this morning but I wanted to recommend Laura Vanderkam's August 13 blog on The Huffington Post.

"The Little Secret of Women Who Have it All" provides a breath of fresh air by discussing the possibility that motherhood and work are compatible, and that it's really okay to feel fine doing both!

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Anonymous Lisa Giebitz said...

I can't thank you enough for posting this. I want to print it out and send it to all the people who think my husband and I are nuts for starting a family at 22. I think, "But they'll all be grown when we're in our 40s!" That's a lot of post-child living for us to enjoy and explore!

Seriously, it's so reassuring to read articles like that, reminding us that there's more than one way to navigate life.

12:08 PM  
Blogger MojoMom said...

Hi Lisa, I am glad that blog post was helpful to you. I worry a little about turning off people to motherhood older in life by saying this, but at age almost-39, I have a hard time imagining going back to the newborn days. I am sure this is true at least in part because my family is well down the road with an elementary-school age kid. Maybe if I were becoming a first-time Mom right now, I would feel up for it.

But physically, mentally and emotionally, I would not be ready to go back to sleepless nights and 24/7 mothering. I enjoyed it at the time but now that I've escaped the orbit of parenting a baby, I am ready keep moving forward to new adventures.

I will share that we did try to have a second baby, and I guess you could say we experienced secondary infertility, although it didn't really feel that way since our family was satisfyingly complete with one child.

But back to Laura Vanderkam's piece, I liked it because while there is no simple or easy time to have a child, but it's nice to be reminded that there can be advantages at just about any age.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Jeanne said...

Very interesting! I am 36 and have 6 children, ranging in age from 17 to almost 2 year old twins. And this year I am starting a career - I profile the reasons why on my blog www.homeschoolblogger.com/cathmom.

8:49 PM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

That was a great piece! Thanks for the link. I do often wonder how my life would have been different had I become a mother at a younger age. Not that it was really on the radar since I didn't marry Mr. PunditMom until I was 35! But it's so great to read a competely fresh take on this subject, and one that's reasonable.

2:17 PM  

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