Whats more important......

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Whats more important......
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Fri, 08-19-2011 - 7:12pm

Being a good mom or being a good wife? There was a poll in the recent Parenting magazine and being a good mom won. Just wondering what you think.

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Thu, 09-15-2011 - 4:51pm

I'm in the good mom camp. I love John, but he's 34. Piper and Ailey need me.

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Tue, 08-30-2011 - 8:22am

Being a good mom.

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Registered: 05-20-2008
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 10:49pm
I was just thinking about that today. I think "Hollywood" has glorified divorce. It's easy to jump in and when it gets hard jump out. I'm not sure where I stand on the what's more important. Some months I'm a single mom during harvest or planting, but I also know I need Russ to get through some days. Unfortunately Russ and I have put our marriage on the back burner to many times to focus on the kids. So I guess I don't know the answer.
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Fri, 08-26-2011 - 10:41pm
I'm with Lisa on this one. If I didn't have the support of my husband, no way I could be as good of a Mom as I am.

Tangent time, I think familes are under attack. We jump to divorce way to easily as the solution. I'm lucky that my parents are still married, and Dales too, but a lot of parents aren't anymore. I'm not saying that their isn't legit reasons for divorce, but I fear that this "Oh if its a mistake I can just divorce" makes a marriage that much harder.

Okay don't know if that made sense or not, but I hope so.
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Mon, 08-22-2011 - 12:42pm
I am going to be devils advocate and say that without a solid marriage to base my family on, I wouldn't be a very good mother. It is the loving and cooperative relationship that I have with dh that helps me face being a mom of three and if I didn't have it, I wouldnt be nearly as patient and involved I think.
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Sat, 08-20-2011 - 3:02am
While I do think a balance is needed, being a good mother would win out for me.
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