March 1st, 2009 • Comments: 0 • by Wendy • In the News

Multi-Tasking Mama Charged with Child Endangerment

Did you hear about the woman in Ohio that was cited for driving, talking on her cell phone AND breastfeeding her baby ALL at the same time?  Here is an article that claims that driving while talking on a cell phone is as dangerous as drinking and driving.  Why not just throw-in a breastfeeding baby?  I know, we as women, excel in the multi-tasking department, but this is a bit ridiculous don't you think?  What WAS this woman thinking?Multi-tasking Mama!

And I thought it was awfully nice of the police officer to clarify that she was being cited for having an unrestrained toddler in her lap, not the fact that she was "breastfeeding in public" especially when Ohio is one of the states that has a law with language specifically allowing women to breastfeed in any public or private location.  Read the full story here.

Sometimes I think people should have to obtain a license to have children.  Think about it.  You need a license to drive a car, keep a dog, take care of other people's children, go fishing and many other things.  But you can have a baby and do "whatever you want with it", no matter how immoral, reckless or manipulative... until you get caught, IF you get caught at all.  What do YOU think?


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Kai says:

I think it's a good idea; I've been thinking there should be a license for years! It's not so much about who is allowed and who isn't, it's more about being educated on the responsibilities, and knowing that this future child will be taken care of in the best way possible.

In my opinion, it's just as much, if not more responsibility than owning a pet and getting married, so I think it's only fair to the future child and parent(s) that the latter get some education around it and have to pass the test beforehand. The child's life is in your hands, literally, whether it survives or suffers. It will allow a person to make better informed decisions about becoming a parent, as well as finding out if perhaps you had no idea what it really takes to become one. But there needs to be allowances also for applications in special circumstances, such as those with special needs - mentally or physically challenged - who want to have kids.  They should be free to do so with the passing of a basic test, and as long as their guardians will agree to be guardians of the future child too.

Posted on March 1, 2009

Diane Sam says:

Sign of the times I guess. We can all relate to multi-tasking, feeling stressed, rushing to get somewhere with kids in the car, etc... but lady....


It is dangerous and reckless to drive with a baby on your lap!!! Nothing is so important. Either wait it out and endure the crying baby for a few minutes, or stop, pull over, nurse the baby and be late for wherever you're going.

The world is going crazy because no one knows how to relax and let things go. Hopefully this woman learns a lesson from all this.

Posted on March 2, 2009

Wendy Armbruster Bell says:

Thanks for the comment ladies!

Posted on March 2, 2009