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The Question Time Magazine Should Have Asked: Are You Cat Mom Enough?

by Alex Iwashyna

in Motherhood, Pets

For those of you who missed it on my Facebook page:


Happy Mother’s Day, my friends.

Psst.. don’t use this as an opportunity to knock attachment parenting or the real May 21, 2012 Time Magazine cover. My cover is a joke, and if you can’t stop taking yourself seriously for 5 minutes after seeing me pregnant with 1 of my 4 cats in a sling, you need to close your computer and get a hug. I’m a doctor so I know these things.

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Lady Jennie May 12, 2012 1

Oh my gosh Alex – you crack me up!

Aren’t you supposed to be showing a boob or something?


The Mommy Psychologist May 12, 2012 2

Right? One of those cats needs to be latching!


Ally Bean May 12, 2012 3

I recently found your blog and love it. This magazine cover + the “stop taking yourself so seriously” quip are the best. Thanks for giving me my laugh of the day.


Martha May 12, 2012 4



The Mommy Psychologist May 12, 2012 5

I LOVE this! Scary Mommy posted a cover that’s pretty hilarious too. And yes, people were in an uproar. Here’s what I think about the whole ordeal (in case you care, which I’m sure you do). Apparently, no one was reading Time which is exactly why the editors published it. It was like dumping gasoline all over a simmering fire and then throwing a match on it. We all know what you get. A hell of an explosion. And we all proved we were lemmings. Meanwhile, all of the marketing executives and editors are high fiving each other backstage.


Melonie May 14, 2012 6



Stephanie May 13, 2012 7

I laughed out loud. But I could probably still use a hug.


Melonie May 14, 2012 8

I am amazed you were able to keep that cat in the sling long enough to take the picture. You are totally Cat Mom enough!


Walt May 14, 2012 9

GREAT IDEA!!! The Time cover is just begging to be parodied. You rocked it lady. But…you might have a better (photoshopped) version of it. I’m thinking “Update”…..just saying…..


Lemonade Lady May 15, 2012 10

“I’m a doctor so I know these things” … absolutely laughing out loud … I love your humor :)


Skye May 15, 2012 11

I’ve never carried a cat in a sling before. I don’t think I’m cat mom enough. :(


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