There seem to be a tireless parade of articles these days touting celebrity moms. I am slightly bewildered by them. Call me crazy, but I don't know how being wealthy, being beautiful, being famous, or being successful in business qualifies you to be a wise parent. In fact, I would rather controversially argue that success very things may keep them from being true mothering experts. In fact, I get a bit riled when I read some of their comments, either trying to justify their lack of involvement in their children's lives, or their whole view of motherhood where children are treated more like paper dolls to be dressed up for show, or high maintenance pets to be indulged. And well we won't even start on their bizarre tips and advice
I don't want to hear from these women, I want to hear from the experts, the unheralded moms who seriously devote their efforts and energy into their work as mothers, that spend quantity time not just quality time raising their children-- Good children, moral children, caring children, please bring on that advice!
I don't covet the world of nannies and maids, extravagantly expensive designer clothes, elaborate events and "having it all". My brand of motherhood is one of sacrifice, hand me downs, saving pennies in your bank, homemade birthday cakes, and being there at bedtime every night. So editors, if you want a really good article, start looking for the CELEBRITY in the great MOMs, not the mom in the great celebrities.
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2. starting a new painting
3. learning new things