Monday, May 28, 2012

I am Mom and I have had ENOUGH.

I Am Mom! Enough! Carnival buttonWelcome to the I Am Mom! Enough! Carnival hosted by Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama and Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children.

This Carnival is dedicated to empowering ALL parents who practice and promote and peaceful, loving, attachment parenting philosophy. We have asked other parents to help us show the critics and the naysayers that attachment parenting is beautiful, uplifting, and unbelievably beneficial and NORMAL!

In addition to the Carnival, Joni from Tales of a Kitchen Witch and Jennifer from True Confessions of a Real Mommy are co-hosting a Linky Party. Please stop by either blog to share any of your posts on the topic.

Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants. Post topics are wide and varied, and every one is worth a read.



Excuse me? Excuse me?! Hello, I am talking to YOU! Yes, YOU! Did you just say that this woman, this mother, who is sitting here nursing her toddler is committing child abuse? Child molestation?

You did? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? You really said that? Really? Well, I NEVER.

And YOU! Yes, YOU. Did you just tell this mother that the bottle of formula she is feeding her baby is poison? Really? YOU SAID THAT? What on God’s green EARTH made you say THAT?

Oh, good gravy, not birth! Please, stop bickering to each other about birth! Yes, I know you had a  homebirth with a midwife. Yes, I understand that you think all babies should be born in a hospital. I GET IT. Just PLEASE STOP ARGUING.

No! No, I don’t want you . . . ENOUGH. Do you hear me, ENOUGH! You! Sit HERE. And YOU! Over there. Sit and THINK about what you said.
Yes, yes I am treating you like belligerant two years old who have not had a nap in a week and lived off Pop Rocks and Moutain Dew. That's what you are acting like! I believe in education and informed  choices- and I know both of you do too. But what is right for one family may not be right for another and if you want acceptence, you have to show it.
I am sorry I got angry.

Are you done? Calmed down? Good. Whew. I really, really don’t like it when you ladies fight. I love all of you and there is enough room at this parenting table for all of us. Mothering is hard, slogging work without us turning on each other.

Please, shake hands, make up and have a playdate. I am a mom, and I have had enough of these wars.

Thank you for visiting the I Am Mom! Enough! Carnival hosted by hosted by Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama and Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children.

Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants and check out previous posts at the linky party hosted by Joni from Tales of a Kitchen Witch and Jennifer from True Confessions of a Real Mommy:

(This list will be live and updated by afternoon May 28 with all the carnival links.)

  • Good Enough? — Jennifer at True Confessions of a Real Mommy writes about how Good Enough is not Good Enough, if you use it as an excuse to stop trying.
  • The High Cost of High Expectations JeninCanada at Fat and Not Afraid shares what it's like to NOT feel 'mom enough' and wanting to always do better for herself and family.
  • TIME to Be You! — Becky at Old New Legacy encourages everyone to be true to themselves and live their core values.
  • I am mom and I have had ENOUGH — A mother had had ENOUGH of the mommy wars.
  • Motherhood vs. Feminism — Doula Julia at encourages feminists to embrace the real needs and cycles and strengths of women.
  • There Is No Universal Truth When It Comes To Parenting — Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama discusses how parenting looks around the world and why there is no universal parenting philosophy.
  • Attachment Parenting Assumptions — ANonyMous at Radical Ramblings argues that attachment parenting is not just for the affluent middle-classes, and that as parents we all need to stop worrying about our differences and start supporting each other.
  • Thoughts on Time Magazine, Supporting ALL Mamas, and Advocating for the Motherless — Time Magazine led That Mama Gretchen to think about her calling as a mother and how adoption will play an important role in growing her family.
  • Attachment Parenting: the Renewed Face of Feminism — Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children embraces her inner feminist as she examines how the principles of attachment parenting support the equal treatment of all.
  • What a Mom Wants! — Clancy Harrison from Healthy Baby Beans writes about how women need to support each other in their different paths to get to the same destination.
  • Attachment Parenting: What One Family Wants You To Know — Jennifer, Kris, 4 year old Owen and 2 year old Sydney share the realities of attachment parenting, and how very different it looks than the media's portrayal.
  • We ALL Are Mom Enough — Amy W. of Amy Willa: Me, Mothering, and Making It All Work thinks that all mothers should walk together through parenthood and explores her feelings in prose.
  • A Typical Day Kat at Loving {Almost} Every Moment shares what a typical day with her attached family looks like...all in the hopes to shed light on what Attachment Parenting is, what it's not and that it's unique within each family!
  • The Proof is in the (organic, all-natural) Pudding — Kym at Our Crazy Corner of the World talks about how, contrary to what the critics say, the proof that attachment parenting works in visible in the children who are parented that way.
  • I am mom and I have had ENOUGH A mother had had ENOUGH of the mommy wars.
  • Time Magazine & Mommy Wars: Enough! What Really Matters? — Abbie at Farmer's Daughter encourages moms to stop fighting with each other, and start alongside each other.
  • Attachment parenting is about respect — Lauren at Hobo Mama breaks down what attachment parenting means to her to its simplest level.
  • I am an AP mom, regardless... — Jorje ponders how she has been an Attachment Parenting mom regardless of outside circumstances at Momma Jorje.
  • The first rule of Attachment Parenting is: You Do Not Talk about Attachment Parenting — Emily discusses, with tongue aqnd cheek, how tapping into our more primal selves actually brings us closer to who we are rather than who we think we should be.
  • Mom, I am. — Amy at Anktangle discusses how Attachment Parenting is a natural extension of who she is, and she explains the ways her parenting approach follows the "live and let live" philosophy, similar to her beliefs about many other areas of life.


  1. lol I love it - sometimes it does seem like the world needs a good lecture ;)

  2. Ha! I loved your post. That was a great way to tell everyone to piss off, mind their own business, parent their own children, and get on with life! Thanks for being a part of this Carnival!

  3. Great post! The arguing is so crazy to me. We just need to do what is best for our families and take what we need from each other but give more back.

  4. Sometimes I think children have it right. They may feel hurt and upset, but then they get over it and move on without continuing the fight. We could learn a lot from them.

  5. Ha ha. That's brilliant! What an interesting and unique post.