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Firebird - posted on 05/15/2013

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I'm with Jodi on this one. Truth be told, I cringed while reading your post because all it really does is widen the gap that people have created and reinforces the demented idea that most older moms look down on young moms. Young moms, old moms, working moms, stay home moms, nursing moms, bottle feeding moms, acrobat moms, couch potato moms.... we aren't going to stop pitting ourselves against each other if people keep insisting that there is some almighty difference between us as if one mom automatically needs more support than another just because of her age. You want to bridge the gap? Don't acknowledge it's existence in the first place and just treat everyone the same.

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Jodi - posted on 05/15/2013

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No, I didn't choose to take it any way, which is why I asked the question. Sorry you didn't see that it was just a question.....I did punctuate it correctly.

I find it sad that you don't think ALL mums need a positive message. Why the negativity toward older mums? Your message was full of it, if we want to be honest.

And just for the record, I've been both, and this whole "young mums vs. older mums" is just ridiculous. We are all mums and we ALL need support. So it needs to stop. It's just sad to see it perpetuated.

Jodi - posted on 05/15/2013

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"It's fantastic when you can enjoy every part of your kids' lives and not be out of touch, be a cool mum,"

Is this where you assume older mums are not in touch with their kids' lives? Just curious, because it seemed an odd thing to say.

"Best wishes and lots of love to all young mums everywhere and give yourselves a pat on the back"

Lets have love and pats on the back for ALL mums everywhere :) EVERY mum needs to stop discriminating.

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