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Baby Shower Ideas

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I somehow found this blog (only Firefox browser friendly) on “cute baby shower ideas”, well, cute :).  One thing though is that baby showers are probably not practiced across all cultures (I read somewhere that Jewish tradition forbade that) and so if you are a guest to a baby shower, you may want to keep the cultural beliefs of the hosts in mind.

I feel that baby showers are a nice way of heralding the arrival of motherhood for a woman and across cultures, motherhood has always been held up as an elevated status for a woman (a married status being worthier than a single one and so on). So, this ritual is a kind of reinforcement of the importance given to family life in general and in some sense, to women in particular because of the unique biological function that only they are equipped to perform.

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May 27, 2009 at 11:56 am

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Power Mom’s New Title – “CEO of Household”

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Being a technophile myself, I could not but help relate to this article on “Power Moms” and the results of the Nielsen Online study on this demographic. What I particularly liked in that article was a term that I saw for the first time to define a Power Mom as “CEO of Household”. That I think perfectly captures the multifarious duties that mothers running households perform and the fact that these are thank-less and pay-less jobs masquerading as mere “chores”.

More women are tech-savvy these days and technology has, to a large extent eased the job of running a household. Social Networking – MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs – have drawn mothers in huge numbers. Moms are all over the place and are able to share helpful parenting tips, recipes, experiences and generally bond with other mothers and mothers-to-be. All I can say is “More Power to Them”.

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May 21, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Mothers’ talk is key to kids’ social skills

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A new study points to how mothers’ talking to their kids at a young age influences the development of their social skills later in childhood – “The communication of empathy is just about the most important thing you can do,” said Nancy Weisman, a psychologist in Marietta, Georgia, who was not involved with the study. “Every single moment of the day, you have situations in which you can teach this.”

I agree with the above statement since in these times of worldwide economic turmoil, terrorism, uncertainty, eroding civility and the breakdown of the traditional family system, “empathy” is one important quality that children can imbibe, which will prove to be a valuable social “survival skill”. At the root of many political, social and economic problems is a lack of empathy – an inability to see something from another’s point of view. And who better to teach that from childhood than one’s mother?

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May 19, 2009 at 3:25 pm

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The Saturday Morning Date

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The best thing about reading “mommy blogs” is that I get to understand a variety of perspectives about the state of motherhood and I just did when I chanced upon Barbara (“CookieMom”) Reininger’s post on “the Saturday Morning Date”. Let me not do a “spoiler ahead” and let me allow you to have the pleasure of reading all about it yourself.

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May 15, 2009 at 6:35 pm