As you may have noticed, TIME magazine recently asked the question “Are you mom enough?” on the front cover of their May 21st issue and once we got over our shock (it took awhile, we were pretty flabbergasted!) at this question we felt compelled to answer.
The question is ridiculous as anyone who’s been a mom, or had a mom, or know a mom knows. This “job” isn’t for the faint of heart and certainly should not be judged, sensationalized or questioned. Should we expect a father’s day version of this cover in June “Are you dad enough?”
We’re hard enough on ourselves, the last thing we need is to feel judged by others for not measuring up. Every family has different approaches, styles, routines, methods and resources and the best way to help other mothers is to respect the choices they’ve made and support each other.
How about instead of spreading feelings of guilt and inadequacy we recognize that moms (and dads) are amazing and doing their best every day and celebrate that!
So thanks again for asking are we mom enough? Yes. We are. And then some.
Please feel free to share and spread the Yes We Are message or comment below and let us know your thoughts!
Participants in our Yes We Are Mom Enough cover are:
Back Row (Left to Right):
Capri Doyle – Stay at home mom, community volunteer and mom enough to two terrific kids
Leila Kwok – Design Credit. Graphic Designer, Founder of Leila Likes and mom enough to two gorgeous girls
Sue Sinclair – Production Credit. Chief Executive Mom of Raspberry Kids and mom enough to two phenomenal kiddos
Front Row (Left to Right):
Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit – Owner and Publisher of yoyomama and mom enough to two incredible girls
Elayne Wandler – Photo Credit. Owner of Bopomo Pictures and mom enough to two beautiful boys