On Moms of Every Stripe

Now from the lodge and back to reality.

Much has been happening in the political world since I took my personal detour. One of the most interesting (and lamest) fights is the uproar about women – I mean the crossfire between women who work outside the home and women who are stay-at-home moms.

The idea that moms like Mrs. Romney and others don’t work just because they stay at home is ridiculous. However, the moms that have to struggle out each day to make the green bucks have a pretty powerful argument on their side.

This is my take.

It is easy to be a stay-at-home mom if you have resources like the Romney bucks to comfort you as you go about your motherly duties, but if you are struggling in the world of work every day, wondering if the paycheck is going to cover the rent, feed the kids, save for their college and then still need be a full-time-mom when you get home, my money goes to the working mom.

It is a hell of a lot easier to be whatever you want to be – a stay-at-home or a working mom – if the checkbook in your purse has at least a five or a six figure balance to navigate through the day’s motherly duties.

I was a working mom for quite a while and I would love to put my arms around each one of them and give them a lot of mornings to stay in bed a little longer, to enjoy a cup of brew on the porch and watch the kids get on the school bus and then keep their promise to be at the afternoon PTA meeting. I wish for each one of them some extra scratch in their purse to hit a Baskin Robbins with the kids for a treat- to know that a rainbow still fills the sky with hope and fulfillment even after a hard day.

I hold no negative vibes toward Ann Romney; she is very fortunate to have a wonderful family and the means to care for them. I only wish her husband and his party could be more supportive of those who are not as fortunate to have well-endowed checkbooks.

Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure can buy medicine, school supplies, ice cream, and peace of mind.

Thank goodness there is one political party that still tries to be the party that cares about us all and a President, Barack Obama, who cares with every fiber of his being. Thank you my party, the Democratic Party!


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