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Some “mamas” strive to raise children of character that become confident, courageous, and caring adults. Others may be “mama” to their extended families, their neighborhoods, or to social or political causes.
In Korean, mama can mean ‘a concubine of an ancient high-ranking official’ or the goddess responsible for smallpox. All interesting roles. This blog focuses on one of them- what it means to you to be a great mama to children. Everybody has an opinion of what defines a great mother. And not just an opinion, most are dang sure it is the RIGHT opinion. I find most books on working mothers downright depressing. According to these manifestos, either it is a moral imperative to work outside of the home(”you owe it to the women who came before you and created your right to options”) OR mothers who stay home with their children, either by choice or necessity, are morally elevated and celebrated and working mothers are denigrated but the book provides some hints to get by if the reader’s life circumstances are forcing them to work. I would suggest the following realistically optimistic guidelines as you define how you plan to embody great motherhood: › Continue reading