Is a mom's sacrifice worth it?

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  • SimonL North Little Rock, AR
    May 17, 2017 12:31 p.m.

    What concerns me here is the idea contained at the end: that somehow mothers sacrifice more and thus love their children more than fathers. I guess that worldview (and eternal view) works for some people, but not for me.

    May 12, 2013 11:39 a.m.

    My grown children are a little like those of "Cat"s. They'll often talk share news and get advice a little more freely with their mom than with me--especially the girls. Nothing wrong with that!

    But as to a "favorite" parent, that hasn't happened in our family. I think that's largely because, in spite of challenges, decisions, and goals, we've pretty much been on the same track together. Even when disagreements have arisen, our commitment to each other and to the children has always won out.

    And when some serious crisis comes around--they're just as likely to come to me as to their mother. I believe it's because they sense that we're both going to be helpful. Teamwork is just as important in marriage as it is anywhere else, and one of the many significant practices that keeps a marriage and a family together.

  • gentlegranny San Antonio, TX
    May 11, 2013 9:45 a.m.

    I have always said I will give up anything for my children. Well...

  • jeanie orem, UT
    May 9, 2013 10:07 p.m.

    The generalization that fits our family is that the mom keeps the kids safe and healthy (gives them roots), the dad plays with them and takes them on adventures (gives them wings). Between both they grow into adults that are grounded and unafaid to take healthy risks in life.

  • Cat Centerville, UT
    May 9, 2013 8:58 a.m.

    Well, I must be doing it wrong then. I am the hands on parent at our house. I'm the one that takes them to their appointments and gets after them for homework. But I'm also the one they go to when they want to do something fun. I watch them walk right past their dad and straight to me to ask about some activity they want to do either with friends or as a family. Why, because I'm the one that will do it with them or let them go. I'm the one that takes them to the zoo or the park or on a hike. I'm the one that plans vacations and lets them make messes. I'm the one who listens to their crazy ideas and tries to find a way to make some of them happen. They razz me and give me a hard time about the old stuff I make them watch or listen to. Then I catch them sharing it with their friends. So it's OK.

  • Good Will Indio, CA
    May 9, 2013 8:18 a.m.

    What a beautiful tribute to motherhood...just in time for Mother's Day!