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Published: Thursday, Aug. 15 2013 1:30 p.m. MDT

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

To all women, men, couples or whatever everywhere: Demand the expectation of not being judged no matter how many or even if you have any children. It's not anybody elses' business. You're doing us all a favour by not having kids you don't want.

jeanie
orem, UT

As another mom of 5 who has had that same question asked of me I wholeheartedly agree with this article. I would tell moms of one or two that any number of kids that includes a baby or toddler is overwhelming, even and most especially one. With your first, even if it's your only, it is completely overwhelming. Every mom deserves a medal regardless of number!

And I agree, there is no one right way to do "it". My husband and I don't believe in watching a lot of tv, but every one of my 18 month olds watched Dumbo once daily for over a year while they sucked on their bottles. It was one of the few times during the day I could count on to get things done.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

Thank God that people like you exist.

PAC
Phoenix, AZ

It is the best to be a Mom to anyone. Love your kids and all will turn out well in the end! Mom of 4 good kids!!!!

Chris from Rose Park
Hartford, CT

Thanks for the article. I have a sister who currently has two toddlers. She is definitely maxed out all the time. It's been priceless for me, her younger and still single brother, to watch her and her husband figure "it" out. It's fun to see complete stress turn into pure joy as starts singing songs with the kids about little fish, moma fish, papa fish, and great big whales. She also has a creative clean up song that somehow magically works to get the kids to clean. Moms everywhere definitely do deserve appreciation, admiration, respect.

#12 in the Pac 12
Denver, CO

I guess I should have my mom blog about having 15 kids to those mothers with only 5...

Utah Native
Farmington, UT

I always wondered what kind of cerebral inferiority belonged to those who would ask me in public settings, "Are these ALL yours?" I wanted to say, "NO, I just go around rounding up multiple random neighborhood children to take with me to the mall/grocery store/doctor's office. It's much more relaxing that way." Being a mom of little people is hard. It is taxing. It is draining. I remember fantasizing about naps, a clean house, and a trip to the supermarket ALL BY MYSELF. But all that sacrifice is so worth it. Now that I have nearly four teenagers, it's beginning to get hard again, but I love it. I love my kids. I love our friendships and the growth we experience learning to relate to one another. Moms of young kids, keep on keeping on! You are doing great things, even if you feel you are only in survival mode. Those of us who have been in your shoes salute you!

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