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We are All Mom Enough

Mom Enough

I took this photo last night after seeing several other women post pictures of themselves in the infamous Time Magazine pose.  And I just felt like moms like me need representation.  It was partially to spoof  on the magazine’s shot, partially because I wanted to say “DUH we are ALL mom enough” and also a bit daring for me because I rarely post full body images of myself.  I hide behind angles and flattering camera tilts to make myself feel better.

So I posted it.  And the response, both positive and negative, was fantastic!  I had so many comments from people cheering me on and calling me “brave” …. for posting a picture showing myself as I really am?  Not sure… And the nasty ones just made me laugh.  I was so worried about my messy hair, my no makeup, my tummy and thighs and face…  And what people were focusing on was Cooper’s long hair and whether or not they could see my nipple!  I found this hilarious.

I urge you to take your own picture if you can.  There is SO MUCH drama surrounding this one image and I think it would be cool to turn it into something positive.  Let’s make it a meme about being proud, confident moms.

If your baby is little, you could place the chair beside you but hold him or her while they nurse.

If you are bottle feeding, you could do the pose but with your baby on your raised knee drinking a bottle.

If your toddler doesn’t nurse, have them stand on the chair with a sippy cup.

If your kids are older, you could have them stand around you drinking from cups while you pose.

It would be awesome! Do it!


8 Responses to We are All Mom Enough

  1. Ok- I just wrote a huge thing for nothing. Cause I deleted it by mistake. Anyways- I say most things put in magazines or in blogs are naturally meant for debate- guess why?! Because we are all different. I nursed all my children (pregnant now) and intend on nursing this one. I parent my children in so many different ways- your head may spin. I believe in private school, religion (I’m catholic) which doesn’t mean I agree with pedofiles – just like I’m sure Joni isn’t using her cauldron n doing hex spells because she is a self proclaimed “kitchen witch”. I believe in punishing a child when wrong- my children must play a sport, play an instrument and do extremely well in school. My children must eat in proportions- being over weight isn’t an option ( yet I am). I sleep with my kids, buy hate cloth diapers. Bottom line- I love the picture- why? Because it’s a memory to keep with you and something to look back on. All this controversy will mean nothing in 10 years. Enjoy your children. Also- I love to cook from scratch and bake- but wow I love that fast food and my children aren’t allowed candy. I sew, cross stitch, knit- but a 400 trip to abercrombie is fun also. My kids are a little of everything- I’m not mainstream, or crunchy or any “title” I’m me! Post more Joni – I think it’s fine :) anything is trivial- it’s what you make of it :)

  2. If my two daughters were young enough that they were still nursing I’d totally post a pic like this.

    I find it laughable that out of alllllllll the downright, horrible, mean, evil, despicable things going on on this planet is what people are focusing on.


    We have blind shrimp from the gulf, nuke reactors in Japan still unstable, and children all over this country not getting enough to eat, being treated like poo by their parents and teachers and yet….

    This is what people are freaking out about??

    Can they see a nipple?

    We’re doomed, I tell ya, doomed.

  3. I think it’s brave, and great, that you’re doing this – because you’re deliberately choosing to poke fun at the TIME magazine cover. They deserve to be made fun of. In fact, someone should go to one of those petition websites and start a petition asking for a front-page apology for them trying to make anything about breastfeeding seem controversial.

  4. Geez, we have got “Ueber-moms”, “not-enough moms”… what will be next?

    I’d say as long as people are trying to do their best with the circumstances they have been delt, and as long as they love their kids, they are JUST RIGHT.

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