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Quitting jobs, taking jobs, moving thousands of miles from home, giving away our furry friends, jumping in front of speeding trains... the list of life-altering things moms are willing to do for their kids is endless. Oscar nominee Julianne Moore is no stranger to making decisions that are good for the offspring; she recently told The Guardian that the only reason she got married was for her two children, ages 13 and 8. “I had a therapist who said marriage is really a container for a family and that made sense to me.”
We all do major and minor things for the kids every day. Personally, I've relocated, closed a business, dressed as Katy Perry, treated my boobies like utters, watched countless Baby Einstein videos, and spent more hours “playing Barbies” than I care to recall for my babes. (But who's keeping track?)
But marriage? Isn't that between you and your partner? If you're in a committed relationship, is marriage necessary just for the sake of your kids? After all, plenty of couples, both famous and not, raise kids together without taking vows. And consider this stat: According to the National Cetner for Health Statistics, single women give birth to nearly 40 percent of babies in this country.
Do you think it's important, for the sake of your kids, to be married? Chime in below!