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The necessity of real, live female relatives

January 28, 2016

I have to agree with her. I look up a lot, but I’d rather have someone else to talk with, get fresh ideas, and hash over the possibilities.

Patricia Johns

Being a mom is a complicated enough job without the internet. Now, in theory, the internet is a great resource. Is there gluten in that? Google it! Do you need to cut up a two-year-old’s grapes still? A mom somewhere has blogged about this. At length. With judgement in her tone.

The more independent we get, the more we turn to the faceless internet to get our answers, and the further we get from good, old-fashioned women’s wisdom.

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With family, you are bound to get some crazy advice, but at least you know the source. “No, Aunt Linda, we don’t give babies brandy anymore…” And if your family is driving you nuts, you can stop asking them, and just rely on your own instinct.

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  1. Thanks for the reblog! 🙂

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