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January 22, 2008

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My Reality

I commend you on this response. Once again, you rock!!! And yes, I used 3 exclamation points for emphasis, because you do rock that much. :)

Audrey

Well said!

megan

nicely said, Karen. good for you.

Kirsten

From one working mom of multiples (just twins here!) to another...amen!!!

chicklet

Wow, that's a rockin post. Nice one.

Anonymous

Thanks for clarifying!!! Obviously this is a touchy subject for you...I was asking an innocent question as to why you would return to work, since it is so obvious that you love being a stay at home Mommy. Hope you have a nice evening!!!!!

Anonymous

I had to read back and make sur eyou weren't referring to me as the anonymous...since I did as a similar question last time...and I'd never have required a "valid" answer.As long as your babies are well cared for I don't think anyone has the right to judge what a parent does. That said...when I asked a couple posts ago about how working was cost effective...I wasn't looking for a literal answer...I was just expressing surprise.Anyway it wasn't me this time...good to know...but you had me wondering!!Take Care,Allie

Rachel Inbar

I agree with your response but I'm sorry that women in general have to feel defensive about their decisions.As a WAHM who could theoretically have my kids home, my answer is that everyone has a solution that works best for them... It works best for me to have my kids in daycare and as long as my husband and I agree about it, it's really no one else's business.

whattoexpect

I kind of like it when you swear.Nice post. You hit the nail (or troll) right on the head.

Meghan

Very well said!!!

Shelby

Very well said!!

Erin

Hear, hear!

Bean

Bravo. Hope your first day back was ok.

pam

ha ha, awesome. i can't wait until we make our trip up to your area of the country so we can all meet. it will happen, one day. :)

Helen

I too am getting ready to blog about this, too - I met with similar spectacular crap from a woman last year when I wrote that I would be going back to work. It kills me that people feel they have the right to judge other people's siutuations. Just because you blog about some aspects of your life doesn't give people the right to presume to know other aspects. Your response was great, and I could feel your indignation - and am indignant for you, too - in the whole post.You also could've answered to the "Why am I leaving the babies to go back to work?" as "Because I'm back in pole dancing, form, and it's about time. I taught the babies to hitchhike. It'll be fine. They can visit me for a bucket of wings and a beer every other Thursday."Of course, with such rabid punctuation, the anonymous commenter likely would've thought you were serious.*sigh*

infertilepediatrician

Great post! I just came back to work 2 weeks ago (I have an 11 week old and my partner is expecting twins) and I too got a nasty post (wonder if it's the same bitter woman who obviously has issues and thus goes around posting nasty comments on working moms blogs). I decided not to justify her post with a blog about it but I've been steaming about it for days now. She was down right mean to me and really is there a need to be so mean to someone who is 10 weeks post partum. Anyway, enough about me - way to go on getting things out! You rock!

Another DC Karen

Karen,I've never met you (obviously) but I think your blog is the best.

singletracey

GREAT Response.. sorry people keep buggin you on that one.. I dont understand why they keep asking...

amber

i am usually a lurker, but i just wanted to say that i applaud you in your response. i don't have kids, but i am also aware of the fact that every woman is different and so long as the mother and father are comfortable with the childcare decisions, it's nobody's business. all the best when you go back to work as i'm sure it won't be easy, but as many moms have told me "you do what you have to do." {{hugs}}

The Dunn Family

Hell yeah! You tell 'em!

Anonymous

So how was your first day of work away from your babies????

Anonymous

Yasher koach!

Jessica

heh. You rock.

Jody

Jessica is right, you do rock.

Casey's trio

Good for you!

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