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Dear Edith: I’m not maternal

Dear Edith Question I'm not maternal --

Dear Edith,

I recently re-verted to my faith, and am struggling because I feel like every single thing I read about women in Catholicism has to do with motherhood.

I love my mom friends, and they are awesome, but I’m single right now, and not sure I even ever want to have kids.

Honestly, I’m just not very maternal. A lot of my friends just love babies, and are great with them. I think babies are cute, but personally, I just don’t have this longing to be a mom that some of my friends have.

Which is good, because I really don’t know if I’m patient enough to deal with little kids day in and day out.

I’ve not one of these girls that daydreams about decorating a nursery or being pregnant.

I have a Masters and a job I love and I feel like the Church should focus more on all the things women can do in the world, and how they can be leaders.

And isn’t that what feminism is supposed to be about, anyway? Celebrating women for more than just making babies?

— Anonymous

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