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Where are the moderate moms? - Mom Rant 101
August 4th, 2006
02:24 pm

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Where are the moderate moms?
Why can I only find moms that believe in picking a party line and running it to extremes? Am I just incapable of sticking with a belief system? Or am I the only mom out there that thinks it is ok to pick and choose? Seems like I keep finding fundies or flaky pagan moms and nothing in the middle. Why am I the only one who thinks that breastfeeding can go on till the baby weans himself...but that it is ok if circumstances don't permit that to wean when you have to. That one should not spank...most of the time. That baby should sleep with his family...but at some point should be taught to sleep without mom around. What is up with everyone picking a book and taking it as their mommy gospel, and then thinking everyone who doesn't do all their stuff is wrong? I long for mommy friends, but I am beginning to despair.

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From:eposia
Date:August 4th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC)
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Hey love, was talking to the triad we dined with last night, two of whom have over 7 years experience unschooling an awesome kid. Described this dilemma of yours to them, and Kyeli (pronounced like Kylie) and Sera both offered themselves as someone to talk to, especially about support with mommy stuff.

Kyeli's email is wyrdgrrl@gmail.com (ruvoryn on LJ)
Sera's email is wyndhover@gmail.com (wyndhover on LJ)

They said sounds like you're doing an awesome job so far, and they all like helping people a lot, so they seem really glad at the idea of corresponding with you.
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From:gryphynshadow
Date:August 5th, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)
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Huggles.

Is Spiral Scouts gettin' you down? Don't let 'em. I think the way you're raising your kids is the way I'd like to have been raised, if I could have chosen that.

Loves,
J.
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From:wyndhover
Date:August 31st, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
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Hi hi! :) I'm not a fundie for certain, and I don't think I'm flaky (though some will surely disagree.) But if you want to talk, or hang out (OK, the latter's not too likely given that I think we're in different cities, but hey, it could happen,) let me know. :)

As to your questions, I'm totally with you on the breastfeeding issue, I don't spank (or punish at all) ever, so I suppose I'm pretty radical on that issue, and it's been my experience that kids grow naturally into being able to sleep without their parents when they're ready to.

Don't know if that qualifies me or disqualifies me, but I don't go by any one book in particular, so I guess we'll see. :)

Love
Sera
From:gailmom2
Date:August 31st, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)

Thanks!

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Always good to have a word of support...now if only we lived closer so we could hang out! ;P
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