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October 8th, 2010, 09:02 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
My mom was a single parent (parents divorced when I was 9) and worked to keep food on the table and a roof over our heads. She was a good mom, did what she could, and wasn't overly affectionate. She was more of a "tough love" type mom. I do not parent at all like her. She wasn't overly affectionate and we didn't do much "kid" type stuff. (We really couldn't afford it) My mom and I argued a lot and didn't see eye to eye on parenting issues. She thought breastfeeding was "tying you to your baby" and attachment type parenting was crazy talk. She told me to feed my baby cereal at two weeks old.
When I was 30 - At Christmas, I learned that my mom had pancreatic cancer. She died on March 1st 2001. She was strong and independent. I miss her so much and feel sad that she never got to know my children or even meet my boys.
There are still days that I cry that she's not here.
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