On a related topic. I have noticed that every great mom I know is a big reader. Have you noticed? And despite my snobby notions of what constitutes something readworthy, this rule seems to hold true without exception for the nature/genre of the reading these great moms do (ie: magazine moms, SciFi moms, Harlequin moms, Bible-belty moms, moms who are newspaper whores, blog groupies, research moms, mom-istorians, freaky free-verse poetry moms, etc). It's not just, you know, literary moms. Just moms who want to use their brains.
I would have to stop to correct myself here, though, and say there is perhaps a rare exception or two the rule of "great readers make great moms." Now that I think of it, maybe pornography moms (if such a thing exists--anything's possible), not however to be confused with #knitterp0rn moms (which is an entirely different and surprisingly wholesome crafter's thing), wouldn't be such good moms. Also, my maternal grandma. She'd be an exception. No one I ever knew read more than she did, but then again she also once chased my 7 year old mother around the yard with a butcher knife, and then published a volume of poetry which depicted her torrid love affair with a Wakota Indian elder named "Wild Stallion." TMI, Gram, TMI. Not a great mom or grandma in this case. So, with those exceptions.
Now, what was I saying?