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May 102012
 

Unless you’ve been completely offline today you’ve surely heard and/or seen the controversial cover on Time Magazine. There’s been plenty of talk about how old the child in this picture is – he’s 3 – and whether or not women should be breastfeeding a child this age. It seems all the controversy online today (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) has been around the topic of breastfeeding. Of course, this is an important topic and one that will be debated for years to come. I am very much in support of breastfeeding. Having said that, this post is actually going to talk about something much more important. It’s going to cover a topic that I’m not hearing anyone talk about and yet is, in many ways, killing millions of women and men alike.

Shame.

The cover of this photo states, “Are You Mom Enough?” Has our society become so used to being shamed, put down, questioned that we don’t even see shame when it’s staring us in the face? We wonder why so many of us have self-esteem issues and yet we don’t see some of the causes. One of the most common questions I hear women asking is (in one variation or another) “Am I enough?”. Whether it’s in the form of weight, beauty, intelligence, career, financial, caregiving…and the list goes on and on.

The bottom line is that every women who is blessed to have a baby is ENOUGH from the moment she gives birth to that beautiful child. No woman can ever be MORE THAN or LESS THAN enough of a Mom.

There is no judgement in truth.

“More than” and “Less than” statements are judgements and there’s only one truth. All Moms are enough all the time!

Why must our society/media put into question something as basic as this? Why must they keep our Moms doubting themselves? As if there isn’t enough things to call into question about our performance and even our inherent nature. The sad truth is that this is so common. What’s even more sad is that so many Women and Men alike don’t even recognize that this is abuse and it’s called, Shame.

Someone(s) at Time Magazine has a warped sense of what’s “Real”. Don’t let them fool you into thinking you ever have to meet some condition as a women and a mother in order to be enough. This is a complete fallacy and says much more about the owners and content creators at Time Magazine than it ever does about our Mothers.

On this Mother’s Day I want you to remember one thing Moms. You were, are, and will always be enough.

Apr 302012
 

With May already upon us it’s not hard to remember that Mom is on our mind! There are so many resources out there for us to turn to and I wanted to remind you about my friends at eBay. You might not think that eBay would have anything to do with your upcoming Mother’s Day but I’m going to invite you to see what they have in store.

Since we’re all on some form of Social Media on a daily basis I thought I’d share about how they’re contributing. They are hosting a number of Social Media Giveaways including a Twitter Party for Moms on May 1st (from 12 – 2 PST) as well as compiling a gift guide of items that the Mother’s in your life might like.

Check out these different eBay channels to celebrate the Mom in your life and win some great prizes while you’re at it.

• Memorable Moments – Facebook photo Sweepstakes with daily winners. Check out the site!

• Keep an eye for giveaways on Twitter (#ebaymom) and Pinterest.

• Fashion Vault – The Watchery – Mother’s day luxury watches up to 70% off – 4/30 to 5/7. View the sale here!

• eBay Flowers Promotion – Buy ProFlowers through eBay and get $10 to spend on eBay running until 5/12. Check it out here!

I am a member of the eBay Parent Panel which is a paid sponsorship between eBay and DadStreet. The views and opinions expressed on this site are mine and cannot be bought. However, I may want to buy yours if I run out of my own.

Nov 202011
 

One of the nicest things about waking up on Saturday morning is not having to shave. Of course, sometime in the late afternoon I’ll inevitably go to kiss O or Jake and they’ll rub their cheek and say, “Rough!” It’s times like this that make me realize that while shaving is something important to do for looking presentable at work and “cleaning up” nicely for date night, it’s as critically important for those weekend kisses.

Does your husband ever get those “Too rough daddy!” responses from your children? Are you a Dad, like me, who finds himself being turned down from the weekend kiss? Well we’ve got a Twitter Party for you!

This Monday, November 21st from 5pm PST (8pm EST) to 6pm PST (9pm EST) we’re giving away $1,500 in prizes! My good friend Adam Cohen of www.DadaRocks.com (@DadaRocks) and I will be co-hosting with the one and only Amy Lupold Bair of www.ResourcefulMom.com (@ResourcefulMom).

Philips Norelco Gift-Giving Twitter Party

When: Monday, November 21st from 8:00 to 9:00pm ET

Where: #shaveexperts tag on Twitter

How: Follow @shaveexperts as well as hosts @ResourcefulMom, @dadarocks, and @DadStreet

RSVPhttp://resourcefulmommy.com/7715/philips-norelco-twitter-party/

 

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