I’m honored to know Rebekah Spicuglia. We met when she was trying to help PunditMom become more media savvy! Since then, she’s become a friend and still someone I turn to for advice on walking that line between shameless self-promotion and expert use of the media!
But she also has another role — non-custodial mom to her 11-year-old son. She is the founder of the blog NonCustodial Parent Community and recently was featured in Marie Claire magazine and on the Today Show, helping others to shift their thinking when it comes to non-custodial mothers.
That’s a difficult task when we still live in a time of “Mommy Wars” — too many are still clawing each other on the faux debate of whether it’s better to be a stay-at-home mother or a work in an office mom or something in between. As a society, we are even more judgmental toward families who have decided that the father is going to be the primary caregiver.
As Rebekah said in the Marie Claire article, “Motherhood is the most sacred thing in our society. … Mothers like me — well, there isn’t really a dialogue about us. People just don’t even know how to talk about it.”
That’s why I admire Rebekah so much — she isn’t afraid to take on this emotionally and socially charged issue and get us to have a conversation about the fact that there are so many ways to be a good mother. As I’ve said before, let’s be done with the mommy divisiveness and use our powers for good rather than evil!