Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Portlander Problems #24 - Mom Edition

The problems today were submitted by my lovely friend Lauren and are specific to being a PDX mom.

Portland Mom Problems:

1. Feeling the judgement of other moms when I forget to bring homemade baby food out in public and have to give my baby the pre-made organic version instead.
2. Stressing out about the BPA that might be lurking in every baby item I own.
3. Feeling guilty about the lack of organic cotton in my baby's wardrobe. 
4. The fact that I should have my own Whole Foods expense account for all of the random all-natural and homeopathic baby items I have to buy there (sunblock, teething gel, etc).


Check out Lauren's blogs here:

Click here to see my problems from past weeks.
If you live in the Portland area and want to share some of your own, I would love if you would submit your Portlander Problems to me. 
I will post yours one of these coming weeks.  E-mail me at kiralynnpdx@gmail.com.
-Kira

4 comments:

  1. I don't live in Portland, as you know. But I identify with (or have identified with in the past) with everything on the list! It's the plight of the modern mom, I believe. :)

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  2. Well, I don't have a baby, but this seems like something that many moms would face!

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    1. Totally agree that these are normal things moms should consider! But around here, you really feel judged by other moms if you don't go the homemade/natural/organic route with everything.

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  3. I am from the Midwest originally... And, things might have changed there. But, many of my mommy friends there don't get the guilt inducing stares for pulling out a bottle instead of a breast or worry about homemade/organic in public. Nor do they have to avoid hot topics such as "circumcisions" or "vaccinations" in fear of being judged. Things may have changed there, but I do often worry about all of those things and more here. Maybe it is a modern mommy problem... But, man oh man, it is a problem.

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