Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Who Does She Think She Is - Released on DVD!

Who Does She Think She Is? House Party KitWho Does She Think She Is? House Party Kit

If you haven't heard of this documentary, here's the preview--






I just learned this out and available on DVD and a perfect price for the public to buy.  I am buying mine today as a late mother's day gift for myself and plan on having the party for other women (who are also my friends) who also struggle with balancing their art and raising a family.

This is a subject that comes back to me a lot.

I was never a girl who wanted to grow up to have a family, that was never in my list of dreams.  When I was marrying my husband a few months before my 25th birthday I told him straight out that if he wanted to have kids, I wasn't the one to marry because I couldn't guarantee I would want them.  I told him I would probably change my mind as I got older, but if he knew that children were a *must* for his future, I was not the girl for him because at 25 I honestly didn't know if I would one day want kids.

I remember him being annoyed and upset with me for my statement, but I never wanted to lead him on or have him think that kids were in our future when at the time, I knew I was way to self-centered to focus on anyone but us.

Eventually (oddly enough) at age 30, actually after a kayaking trip in Canada where I kayaked with orcas, four months before the new millennium, I knew I wanted to have a child.

From that moment on my life has been incredible different, but fulfilling in ways I had no idea about.  But as a writer and a creative person, it's been challenging to find my own space, to walk (read: make) my own path.

Anyway, I cannot wait to watch this.  (Though I promise to wait until the party.  No pre-viewing for me.)  I am interested to see how others women do it.

If you're also interested in this project, you can go to the Who Does She Think She Is website or  their blog.

4 comments:

Julia said...

I agree-- the decision of having children is a mutual one, but in the end, it is the woman who'll carry the child for those nine months. Partners should be understanding; those nine months can be a blessing if you want them.

Sandy Longhorn said...

THANK YOU for posting this. I read about it last year and it fell off my radar. I'm going to buy it now and plan a party this summer since a lot of my friends are instructors and we can do it up right in the summer.

Radish King said...

Oh thank you thank you.
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Kimberlee said...

Ohmygoodness... thank you so much for sharing this. I'm totally planning a party in my head right now. Just ordered the kit. Very cool.

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