The Scary Mommy Manifesto




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        March 8, 2012I suggest that the deifnition Gravity measures Defines catchment areas by measuring travel impediment on a continuous scale. ( C. Curtis, J. Scheurer 2010) is deleted since although the statement is true there are many other accessibility measures that also fit this description and gravity measures do not always relate to catchments. Also the term gravity implies attraction which is correct but could lead to confusion with travel demand planning which relies heavily on gravity concepts. The list of types of measures remains a bit partial and it is beyond the scope of a glossary to do a comprehensive list of all accessibility measures. If however some of the most common measures need to be in the glossary then I suggest the three main categories are: 1. based on the utility of travel (e.g. time measures, utility based measures and other transport based value systems), 2. based on the opportunities available from an origin (e.g. Keeble job opportunities, economic potential measures, Shimbel nearest opportunities, Hansen origin measures, timespace geographic measures activity spaces, opportunity surfaces, etc), 3. based on the catchments of destinations (e.g. catchment populations, Hansen destination measures, etc). Othewise the list looks good but as the drafting of the reports takes place and new terms are added they need to be added to the list and modified through debate.

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    Catherine says

    On a day when I just found out that I expecting my second child, and couldn’t be happier or more scared, this is just perfect. Just do the best you can do, and let other Mom’s do the same. Thanks for this!

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    Kimberly says

    Love everything about this. Especially the part about motherhood not being a competition. And the part about not passing body-image issues down to my own kids. I needed this today, and I’m thankful you posted it.

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    Jeanine says

    Where were you when my kids were babies? I was the most insecure person on earth. I clearly remember a woman behind me at the grocery store asking why I was buying formula. How could I?! A couple of weeks later another woman asked me why I was using a bottle. I did not know either of these people.Complete strangers. I promptly fell into a deep dark post-partum depression. That was the first child. I could not breast feed after #2 was born because I needed antidepressants pronto. The nurse yelled outside my door, “Room 16 is the only one not breast feeding!” They sent a counselor in to talk to me. Fortunately, I was ready for her. She left my room quickly. My children are 10 & 13 now. These incidents were a long time ago, but still sting. Stop judging. You do not know a person’t story.

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      Chrissy says

      Boobs are good, bottles are good. To a baby…food is good. Forgive that young woman you were…she did her best and that is all one needs to expect. You kept them alive…how do any of us manage it? I often wonder.

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    tracey - justanothermommy says

    In fact, let’s apply these rules to EVERYONE we meet; mothers, fathers and childless. Why the judgment? Why do we judge others? Why do we even CARE?!?

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