Amy Glass Isn’t The Boss Of Me

DSC_2502“You will never have the time, energy, freedom or mobility to be exceptional if you have a husband and kids.”  This is a quote from an article written by Amy Glass entitled I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry.  It sent many moms in an uproar.

As I read her article it didn’t infuriate me like it has many women.  For the most part I’ve adopted a theory of understanding when someone speaks a different opinion than mine.  I respect her for her candor and expressing an unpopular opinion.  Her comments remind me how proud I am for being a good mom to my kids.  It makes me happy to know that I’m an understanding and compassionate woman because I had a mother who was there for me as a stay at home mom (who later earned 2 Master’s Degrees and a 6 figure job) to teach me these emotions.

As a divorced mom of 2 I’m happy and proud of my accomplishments in all realms of life.  I climbed to the top of my career ladder, am raising 2 amazing boys, and currently living the life of my dreams.  For Amy Glass to say, “Do people really think that a stay at home mom is really on equal footing with a woman who works and takes care of herself?” just makes me laugh. Being able to smile at someone else’s callous retort is what makes a woman with kids so much more exceptional than a bitter negative bully like Amy Glass.

Being able to raise a child—to teach another person to walk, eat, swim, play a sport, have study habits, be kind and honest will be a far greater accomplishment than any workplace promotion, dream job, or backpacking trip through Asia. To be a mom, a stay at home parent or working mom, requires more patience, love, understanding, commitment and selflessness than any 6 figure salaried job.  Aimster is right, this shouldn’t be seen as an accomplishment, but in a world full of selfish, hateful, misguided people it is.

I am proud to be surrounded by so many remarkable women who are all mothers.  They inspire me to be a better parent which in turn makes me a better person.  Because we have raised children we understand people with the mentality of Amy Glass.  My sons, ages 5 and 9 could teach Amy a thing or two about love and understanding. Moms, keep being amazing.  The fruits or your labor are shown in the amazing beings you send into the world.  Your greatness and legacy lives on through your children.  Thank you for all you do!

You can read Amy’s nonsense article HERE.

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