That was a wonderful article! I am LDS, and in my congregation, if one mom gets
a Cadillac Escalade, there are several new ones in the parking lot the next
week- same with boats, clothing, birthday parties, plastic surgery. Everyone
trying to keep up or better the other. Also happened when I lived in the Midwest
when I was a Baptist. Focusing on more important matters and teaching our
children to do the same is paramount in my opinion. My hat is off to these
Great article, I could not help but think that this was written about my wife
and my mother.I feel so blessed to have these women in my life. I personally
feel that women like these truely are the most beautiful women out there.
In behalf of "ordinary" and "real" women everywhere, Thank You!
There is very little glamorous in rearing children, keeping a tidy house,
washing clothes, planting gardens, keeping the peace, and getting kids to school
on time. But glamour pales in comparison to the satisfaction in contributing to
a great and free and peaceful society - and a well nurtured family is the key.
Beauty is grounded in the heart and fulfilled in loving relationships.
Thank you for this wonderful article about normal, everyday women and moms who
redefine and reclaim real beauty!
These comments do bother me, in a world where we don't want to judge others
isn't that just what you're doing?
I don't care if women have no makeup at all, but let their skin breathe.
I don't care if women do not stick on ridiculously long nails or cripple
themselves with ludicrous shoes. I would much prefer it if more women would
wear clothing that is modest, not too tight or otherwise revealing. i DO care to see a smiling, optimistic, kindly face though. I do like to see
women who brush their hair, and to see women who dress and look like women and
not just more men. One of these days we'll have it more or less right.
Ms. Romney,How fun it is to read an article about your mom and see a
photo of your parents with grandchildren. When you were way young your dad was
our scoutmaster and later our bishop. At that time your father was so young we
never called him by a title--just his first name. Your mom, who never seemed
much older than us, was as happy and friendly as she is beautiful. In many ways
she was one of those role models that taught us rowdy boys how to act and
Interesting article, although I don't see a problem with a mom who teaches
her daughters how to take care of herself physically too.
This sort of simple lifestyle is fine provided it doesn't cover doing
without the necessities, like health care. My Mom was such a woman. We lived
simply, but could almost never afford to go to the doctor. She finally got some
decent care for her chronic asthma when she turned 65 and got medicare (God
Low maintenance people in general are a blessing.
I enjoyed the article, but what the author describes seems like a "down to
earth" person, and I know many!! Maybe I travel in the wrong circles, but
most women I know do not have time nor would spend the money on what is
described here. And I don't consider this low maintenance, just real life!!
I love the article and was so raised like that and have tried to be like my mom
as well. Mom's are the best and trying to be like them will hopefully
continue a legacy of children who become focused on what's most important
in the world. On the flip side, many of this current younger generation are
certainly miles ahead of us in many ways and I feel blessed to be their mom.
What a great article! Women and gals are seriously way too absorbed with
themselves. And don't forget hair extensions, tanning, tons of jewelry and
accessories, nails, etc. etc. How do families afford new outfits and shoes,
etc. for three or four in a household every couple of weeks -- and all the mall
shopping? Guess there must be a lot more disposable income these days -- or
deeper in debt. There is absolutely nothing wrong with looking nice and
dressing up , but some -- it is their top priority in life. Red
Shirt, it was indeed the normal before the 1990's -- not being high
maintenance. Also, look at the homes people HAVE to have now. Not what is
necessary but the dream home. Some may laugh but the people were "real"
back then and the media didn't make women feel they had to constantly be
buying something to be someone. Brooke, your mom has much wisdom!
Precious article. Beautiful tribute to your mother, a real woman.That
wasn't my mom and it probably isn't me . . . but I wish it was.I'm going to adjust my thinking and get real!
Hear, Hear!! Amen and AMEN!!
Amen, Brooke. Thanks for the tribute and wake-up call. Reminds me of my mom,
Winifred Elaine Clive Romney.
Great article Brooke. I will have to disagree with a line in your last
paragraph, though. I know your Mom and she is perfect!
To "Brooke Romney" that is what was called "Normal" 30 years
ago. The high maintenance moms didn't come around until the late 1990s.You do point out a problem with society becoming more materialistic and
I hope my daughter says the same about me when she's older.
Great article! Your mom is who I aspire to be.