There are many slogans for diamonds. The advertising world has been trying to market them to women and men for over a century.
For many women, the engagement ring is the most important part of the proposal. The setting and the words being said matter, but most women simply care about the ring that they get. And for some, the ring can make a difference between a "yes" and a "no."
Many people say they don't volunteer because they don't have time. Their lives are already busy enough with school or work or family or some combination of all three.
It seems that you can never win when you're a mom. You are damned if you do and damned if you don't. And the worst thing about it is it's other women who are most likely to give you a hard time about your choices.
When I hear people talk about vacationing with their children there is always this sense of dread in their voice. They always sound as if it is going to be such a hassle to travel with their kids. They talk as though they aren't going to enjoy any part of the trip. They talk as though it will be stressful and exhausting and nothing like a vacation at all.
Having a child is a wonderful thing. Society will go on and on about what a blessing a child is, how their presence changes your entire life, and how it's such a wonderful adventure.