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Natural Awakenings San Diego

May 2012 Publisher Letter

Apr 26, 2012 05:02PM

For all the mothers that raise children, other people’s children, pets, gardens or any other living creature that thrives and flourishes because of your devoted love, please make this coming Mother’s Day a time to recognize and applaud yourself.

I’ve always been a working mom, sometimes from home and sometimes not. Recently, I was watching the Dr. Drew show and the topic of “who works harder, the stay-at-home mom or the working mom” came up. This subject, along with “should you be a stay-at-home mom or working mom,” have long been passionately discussed. Who has the right answers? I would say mom knows best. An aware mom innately knows and trusts her own heart and does what is best for her own circumstances. Some women find it unthinkable not to be a full-time mom. For others the thought of not working outside of their home is unbearable. Financial or other survival necessities may leave a mother without a choice. A mother’s life is one of sacrifices and unconditional love and this is the natural ingredient that will nourish our children. Children can feel our love and devotion whether we are working hard at home or at our job. They sense when mothers are fulfilled and happy—and they want what’s best for us too.

People will always have differing opinions on the subject of mothering and what is best for our children. Being a mom can be challenging at times. Rather than judging who is right and who is wrong, let’s support the different choices we make as mothers.

As I write my letter from publisher, I am further reminded that it would have been my deceased mother’s birthday a few days past. I found myself in an unexpected downpour of emotions when the date appeared on my phone. My mother passed away when I was 13 years old and there was much controversy—even to this day—about who should have raised me. Regardless of all the decisions made, my life evolved and here I am—a happy, healthy woman that I know my mom would be proud of.

Housewives, working moms, young, aged, single, divorced, rich or poor—make your best choice and trust it is the right one. Mother knows best.

Smiles,

P.S. All moms looking to lose weight and get healthier for life should check out the Be Fit For Life retreat being held on May 20 in Troncones, Mexico.

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