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By: DaniGirl

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 21:34:10 +0000

You're right May, this article is old - more than seven years old, in fact. I have three boys now instead of two, and the eldest is nearly a teenager, but in all this time I've never stopped thinking that motherhood *is* the greatest thing on earth - for me, at least. :)

By: may

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 23:09:45 +0000

I know this is a old article but you women sound brainwashed into this "motherhood" is the greatest thing on earth talk!

By: Postcards from the Mothership » The case against the case against breastfeeding

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:49:23 +0000

[...] Notes version. IMHO, she’s no different than the French woman who wrote the book about how motherhood is a trap for women a couple of years ago — she’s using inflamatory language and a shockingly unpopular [...]

By: cinnamon gurl

Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:18:59 +0000

Hey, I finally posted my response to your post...

By: Sharon

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 13:47:06 +0000

Ok I can't say anything nice so won't say anyting at all. Note: I love being a MOM even on the bad days. No I didn't think about it. Maybe I did have them for the wrong reason. But They are good kids and I'm proud of both of them. I waited till I have 26 to have kids. I should have started sooner.

By: revdrmom

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 01:49:41 +0000

I couldn't imagine not having children. That doesn't mean every woman should feel that way, though. But I think I can be a mother and successful at what ever else I put my mind to. Being a mother is not mutually exclusive to being a .........(fill in the blank with the vocation of your choice).

By: cinnamon gurl

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 14:57:10 +0000

I think I may need to write a whole post about this subject. For now, I'll just say that I didn't always want to be a mother; I thought children were like parasites and I didn't want any of that. My attitude changed when I met my niece, now 9. But I can't articulate right now exactly what made me want to do it. Being a mother seems to have intensified my life and focused it. Strangely, at the same time, I feel like I've found myself, which I never thought would result from becoming so focused on someone else.

By: Alley Cat

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 00:52:00 +0000

I suppose that I had a child because I always figured I would. Now that I have watched her grow, I can also say that I would have had 400 reasons for having her if I knew then what I know now. There is nothing like it.

By: yvonne

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 12:57:50 +0000

I had children to help me remember to love life. It is unbelievable to see the shear joy in their eyes as they experience things for the first time. Are there days when I would give it all away just to stay in bed? Yep. Some weeks, they are the majority. But, as the kids get older, things get easier and they begin to give back. And someday they will be there to change my diaper! :-)

By: Rebecca

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 09:22:53 +0000

I only ever wanted to be a mother. I'll do a job and I'll do it well, but my heart's not in it. I want to make my parents grandparents (I want them to do better than my grandparents) and I want to make my husband a father. But we're still waiting, of course.

By: Mrs. G.

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 04:56:43 +0000

Oh, man, her kids are going to be in some major therapy in the not too distant future. Sad. Traitor.

By: lisa b

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 01:24:17 +0000

Oh Dani this is so touching. I really believe motherhood can be a calling, and from what I have read here I believe it was for you.

By: SAHMmy Says

Tue, 09 Oct 2007 23:04:57 +0000

Great post--have to assume that with 2 kiddos she's not the B-yatch she claims to with her Devil's Advocate book she's laughing all the way to the bank!

By: Veronica

Tue, 09 Oct 2007 21:16:01 +0000

Does France really need a lower birth rate?

By: Loukia

Tue, 09 Oct 2007 19:11:11 +0000

There are also some great comments following the Globe and Mail's article. And really? What was her 10 YEAR OLD son doing screaming in a musuem, anyway? He's 10 for crying out loud! Look like she's raised some grrreat kids...

By: kgirl

Tue, 09 Oct 2007 19:07:26 +0000

She has two kids? Shame. I feel as sorry for them as I do the kids of the 'Motherhood is Boring' professor that the Globe and Mail also gave space too a while back.

By: Urban Pedestrian

Tue, 09 Oct 2007 17:40:27 +0000

I don't think her book can be taken very seriously. I've read bits of it and it seems to me it's deliberately provocative to get people pissed off and talking about her so that she sells lots of books. The whole thing is just a marketing ploy from where I stand. So, we shouldn't even be buying into that by discussing it although I'm sure she'll be on Oprah soon enough and then she can write her own ticket. Nevertheless, being a mum is the best thing I ever did.

By: Kate

Tue, 09 Oct 2007 16:42:25 +0000

Personally, becoming "a travelling feeding bottle" is the greatest thing I have ever done. Ever. On my worst days, it is what I point to as the one thing I did that day that was 100% right. I can't think of anything that I would do on a professional level (although it's not like I was curing anything, saving anyone, inventing anything, etc. in my former life) that would allow me to participate so intimately in what is, in my estimation, a miracle. And I get to do it every day! (for now, anyway) I haven't always been sure that I would be a good mother, and therefore didn't always want kids. But my husband was absolutely born to nuture children...and we're a team in this venture. Maybe the French moms and/or the author don't have supportive partners? Who knows. I'm sure she'd be horrified by my comment, though. :-)

By: Loukia

Tue, 09 Oct 2007 16:20:12 +0000

Oh wow, I didn't even read that part that says she has 2 kids of her own. Yeah, poor kids!

By: Loukia

Tue, 09 Oct 2007 16:17:29 +0000

Wow. I think people that agree with her article are very unhappy people. I just don't understand how people can be happy forever without children! I know lots of people go on to live full, 'happy' lives without kids... but I don't buy it. I mean... it was never a question of 'if' I'd have kids... I always knew I would... I always wanted a family unit as close as the one my parents gave me. Nothing in the world is better then family, nothing more rewarding or wonderful of joyful as having kids. The author of that article sounds like a bitch, someone I am glad I won't meet. And if I did, I'd probably feel sorry for her and her empty life. I can't imagine life without kids. Kids rule! Being a parent is wonderful. Yes, tiring, and yes the worries never, ever go away but it is so worth it. Every sleepless night. I can't imagine what planet she's from. Perhaps she had a miserable childhood with no love? My son's joys are my joys. Nothing makes me happier then seeing him happy or hearing him laugh. ARGHH I'm so annoyed that she actually thinks these things! Also? My son's childhood is so far bringing back great memories of mine - even down to the Scholastic forms his teachers hand out at playgroup - those were the happiest days for me, when we got to place our book orders and the day when the books arrived! I loved it! Anyway, I'm rambling now... but I just had to comment. She's a miserable lady!