Comments on: Motherhood Residency http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:42:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Ann http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/comment-page-1/#comment-428529 Ann Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:07:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29058#comment-428529 This is very creative and it made me laugh when I read the blackboard. My first son never hit me but he did hit other children his age for a very brief period when he was a toddler. I felt so bad when he did this! Mortified really, especially when one of the objects was a wooden block. OUCH!

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By: klao http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/comment-page-1/#comment-428419 klao Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:04:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29058#comment-428419 awesome idea! love it! :)

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/comment-page-1/#comment-428405 Design Mom Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:03:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29058#comment-428405 Oops! Just edited. Thanks for the catch, M.

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By: Heidi http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/comment-page-1/#comment-428401 Heidi Thu, 10 Jan 2013 07:11:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29058#comment-428401 This truly inspired me, and I really needed it in the dead of winter! Her open studio video of her baby crying and hitting her with objects while she is creating is honestly why I swore off all creativity after I had two children due to the frustration I felt when I was interrupted while creating and now that I have three I am a lot more flexible and have realized that in order to thrive I need to create and so I am slowly returning to the world of seeing life through the bubble wrap lens of creativity. Thanks for the nudge in the right direction.

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By: M.Frances http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/comment-page-1/#comment-428380 M.Frances Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:48:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29058#comment-428380 Awesome link! I am going to be a stickler, though, and say…please edit the posted link, as Pittsburgh ends with an ‘h’. When it’s left off, it makes me twitch!

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By: Sarah Heat http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/comment-page-1/#comment-428371 Sarah Heat Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:06:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29058#comment-428371 I love this!

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By: Sara http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/comment-page-1/#comment-428368 Sara Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:36:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29058#comment-428368 Sarah, I know you didn’t mean anything bad by it, but I wouldn’t consider myself lucky if I didn’t have a job outside the home. I love what I do and I consider myself lucky that I get to do it and that I have wonderful care for my children when I am at work.
Yet I wouldn’t say everyone should work, I think the lucky ones are the ones who get to make a choice and so what they want, not be forced by money or society or whatever.

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By: Maria Baker http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/comment-page-1/#comment-428367 Maria Baker Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:31:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29058#comment-428367 I think this project is very clever. As an artist, I only wish I’d thought of it first. Though as I think about it, I have thought of it, many times, without properly fleshing it out. Good for her. I also appreciate the argument against putting labels onto mothers, such as full time, part time, etc. Can’t we just be Moms? Why are we so incredibly hard on and judgmental of each other?

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/comment-page-1/#comment-428365 Sarah Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:07:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29058#comment-428365 I think any mom who is actively engaged in their child’s life is a full time mom! Most of us aren’t so lucky to call motherhood our only job, not to say it’s an easy one! As a mom who spends nap-time blogging in my basement, I can totally relate and think this project is wonderful! I especially love the “THE DISTANCE I CAN BE FROM MY SON.”

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/comment-page-1/#comment-428354 Design Mom Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:33:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29058#comment-428354 I feel like I should add: I know what is meant by “full-time mother”, and I’ve spent many years as a “full-time mother”. The term is meant to describe a woman who has decided not seek employment, especially employment outside the home, while she’s rearing her children.

But in my experience, it doesn’t really work like that. The artist in question is both working and parenting. The full-time mothers I know are running the PTA, training for marathons, volunteering at church, developing skills (like photography, and blogging!), and doing all sorts of things that aren’t necessarily parenting. They’re just not getting paid for it, or getting paid less than a true wage. It’s hard to imagine a woman who has no interests or activities outside of parenting her children.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/comment-page-1/#comment-428353 Design Mom Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:27:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29058#comment-428353 I think that’s such a good point, Christa. I get so frustrated when I see labels about motherhood and parenthood thrown on everything, because they’re polarizing and generally unhelpful.

Tell me, am I a full-time mother because I’m home all day? Or am I a part-time mother because my 5 oldest kids are in school, and little June has a babysitter twice a week? Or am I hardly a mother at all because I have a full-time workload?

Asked cheekily: Exactly how many hours do we need to spend with our kids in a day to be considered a full-time mother?

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By: Christa the BabbyMama http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/comment-page-1/#comment-428351 Christa the BabbyMama Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:07:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29058#comment-428351 I love the idea, but whenever I see ‘full-time mother’ used like this I get sad and think “Great, yet another person who sees me as a *part-time mother* because I have to work to support my family’ simple lifestyle.” Last I checked, supporting my family, financially or otherwise, is a part of mothering.

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By: {plum} http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/comment-page-1/#comment-428350 {plum} Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:52:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29058#comment-428350 amazing! Thank you so much, Koseli, for sharing this life documentary. What a brilliant idea, I can not wait to follow her journey.

to all you brilliant moms our there, my hats off to you.
best
~ d.

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By: Sarah van Loon http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/comment-page-1/#comment-428348 Sarah van Loon Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:34:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29058#comment-428348 That is so, so cool. I love that she receives funding for this, too. Way to go, mama!

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By: Marielle http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/comment-page-1/#comment-428345 Marielle Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:54:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29058#comment-428345 Fascinating. Brilliant. I delight in anyone who can elevate the everyday to art. Shared with my 30-something daughter and daughter-in-law. 3 little ones each. Growing too, too quickly.

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By: Lisette Wolter-McKinley http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/motherhood-residency/comment-page-1/#comment-428341 Lisette Wolter-McKinley Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:12:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29058#comment-428341 What a very clever way to document everyday living.

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