Are You Mom Enough? | Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom

May 10, 2012

Are You Mom Enough?

By now most of us have seen the provocative cover of Time of a mother breastfeeding her 3-year old, plastered with the question, "Are You Mom Enough?"

And us Moms?  We aren't too happy about it.

I personally do not prescribe to the Attachment Parenting philosophy. I have some great friends who do.  ALL of us have great kids. And I would unequivocally say each and every one of us is "Mom Enough."

The recent cover of Time Magazine has done not only a disservice to the Attachement Parenting philosophy, but it has only stirred the boiling pot of Mommy Wars.

There is plenty of cat-fighting in the Mom community.  Disagreements fly over how we feed our kids, how we sleep our kids, how we raise our kids. We all have different perspectives and philosophies when it comes to parenting. And while some have strong and exclusive feelings on the topic, most of us can look around and say, "Hey - you've got to do what's best for you and your kids."

Because in the end? We're all in this Motherhood thing together.

So I say BRAVO to the mother who works hard to breastfeed her child past the first year.  And I applaud the mother who could not breastfeed her child at all, but made she her child was nourished and loved just the same. I commend EVERY mother who wakes up EVERY DAY and makes the choice to love and nurture her children.

Parenthood can be a daunting, frightening, and overwhelming place.

We need to stick together.

So to answer Time:


I am Mom Enough.

And so are some of my awesome Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mom Readers.  Here is what they have to say:

Mom enough to never give up..and also for the past year I've also been Dad!

What about you? Are you Mom Enough?

(The answer is, YES. Yes you ARE).

Join Kelly and I by sharing your pictures and posts stating why YOU are Mom Enough by using the link below:

Grab a button and link up below to join the movement in being proud of your parenting choices!




  1. I LOVE this idea! Thanks to y'all for starting this!

  2. Loved this! Thanks for creating a meme!

  3. this is GREAT! what a wonderful way to fight back.. i just wish we could do it without giving time ANY publicity (but i know that's not possible). these are wonderful!

  4. Loving all of these! Thanks for the fun meme idea!


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