A friend told me before I went back to work, "It won't feel like it at first, but eventually you get into work shape." I'm a few months into working full-time, and my work muscles are still quite flabby. In fact, I feel much like I did when I first became a stay-home mom 14 years ago bleary-eyed and sleep-deprived.
I 've had some of the same thoughts I had back then too: Darn those women who make this look so easy. Those of you who make the juggle look as easy as flossing your teeth need to let a little... read more
My daughter, who it seems only a few years ago was small enough to walk under the kitchen bar and now is about to surpass me in height, makes an espresso, sits down in the kitchen and says, "So, Mom, what's up?" My son, who it seems only a few years ago was concerned primarily with Star Wars and things boys are concerned with, who has bigger feet than I and who is almost my height, puts his books on the table, pats me on the head, and says, "So how was your day, Mom?"
"...anything less makes the man nothing but a selfish egocentric sperm donor and the woman only a cold and cruel human incubator."
Every child is a blessing from God, and having children, natural or adopted, is one of the greatest privileges a couple or a person can have. But just like any privilege in life, parenthood comes with serious obligations and responsibilities for both the mother and the father, or the adoptive parent(s).
It does not require a man to be a genius or a superman to impregnate a woman. Neither does it need more than consent for a healthy woman to... read more