Many parents thought the song should be an anthem in every elementary school in the country. But others refused to let their child sing on the song, or even sing on the recording, if we were going to include this song.
How can being a soccer mom be a bad thing? I wouldn't trade the fun I had with those girls or the miles logged driving to every suburb outside of Chicago for anything. My kids know I'm going to try and make every game and celebrate with them on the wins and give them hugs when it's a loss.
Every time I see a young mom with toddler in one hand, gazing at her cell phone in the other, I want to rush over and remind her that everything that child is learning about human interaction she is teaching him right then and there.
Don't call us soccer moms or mama grizzlies. Leave your Walmart mom label and your waitress mom put-downs at the door. You've got a couple of days to get it right, because there are plenty of moms left to persuade -- if you know how to reach them.
Meet stay-at-home mom Shayne Moore. She spends her time supervising homework and driving her kids to sports practices. In the midst of all that, she wrote a book called Global Soccer Mom that's about how the "soccer mom" demographic can be global thinkers.
It's not that I'm not delighted to be a mother. I am. Parenting is a significant part of my life, but it's not the sum total of my being and not something that's part of most adult relationships outside my home.
The story that gets filtered through to the media is that moms are worried only about those kitchen-table issues. If they looked a little more closely, they'd find that moms can multitask about families and politics.