My kids (ages 12, 10, 9) are all of the following:
- Able to stand up for themselves
- Laughing, crazy, fun-loving machines
Regardless of whether I embraced attachment parenting or not, whether I breast fed or not, whether I taught them to ride bikes or not, whether I worked or not, whether I fed them only organic vegetables or not, whether I let them play video games or not, whether I read them Tolstoy while they were still in the womb or not...all those things, it seems, have little to do with the outcome.
I loved them. Am I mom enough? You betcha.
Take that Time Magazine.
PS: Wasn't going to get into the fray, really, truly was not. But ya know, I get so so SO tired of moms being pitted against each other for the choices we all make. There are more important things to worry about than whether my neighbour co-sleeps with her child or not.
PPS: Happy Mother's Day to all the awesome moms out there raising awesome kids.