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Would you be offended if you heard someone say this?

Just giving birth or walking into a kids life doesn't qualify you as a mother. That title is something you earn, it's not an "automatic" thing.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:14 PM on May. 7, 2011 in General Parenting

Answers (23)
  • No. Its true.
    mommytoJames512

    Answer by mommytoJames512 at 4:14 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • no its true. same as getting a girl pregnant doesn't make you a father.
    ElsaSalsaaa

    Answer by ElsaSalsaaa at 4:16 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • I wouldn't be offended at all. I agree.
    emmyandlisa

    Answer by emmyandlisa at 4:16 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • I agree. It is true. It doesn't take much to get pregnant and have a baby but it sure takes a lot to be a good mom. I wouldn't be offended unless the remark was directed at me..
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 4:17 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • nope, because I agree with it. My sister gave birth but she is no mother, in fact she has none of her children, and yes she tries to act like a mom even without those kids. She did what was best for them, but that's where it ends....any female who can give birth can be a mother it takes a real woman to be a mom....same goes for men, anyone can be a father only a real man can be a daddy. Giving birth makes you a mother, but it doesn't make you a mom.
    kitchenwitch78

    Answer by kitchenwitch78 at 4:17 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • No I agree 100%. Just like it takes more then having sex and getting pregnant to be a mother.
    Brandi300

    Answer by Brandi300 at 4:17 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • she is no mom is what I meant, sorry.
    kitchenwitch78

    Answer by kitchenwitch78 at 4:18 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • No. Giving birth makes you a mother but your actions make you a mom and they are two very different things.
    MamaStuart

    Answer by MamaStuart at 4:21 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • I agree with that statement 100% Some people call themselves mothers but really the only title they need to have is "egg donor"
    onemellowmom

    Answer by onemellowmom at 4:21 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • I'm with the rest. Giving birth does not make you a mom.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 4:25 PM on May. 7, 2011

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