The what-ifs of being a wife and mother.
In the 90's, before she married Chris Martin and became a mom, Gwyneth Paltrow starred in the film, "Sliding Doors." Back then the film had all us young, single girls, like Gwyneth asking, what if? The film's premise was simple; a girl hits her head and goes back in time to relive a moment in her life. It showed how a split decision, one little moment or one chance meeting can affect your career, your boyfriend, your looks...your entire life.
Fast forward to the year 2009 and women are finding they are once again faced with the same question, what if? This time it's because women across the country are reading Allison Winn Scotch's best selling book, "The Time Of My Life." The book tells the familiar story of a wife and mother who has it pretty good but not good enough not to wonder about what might have been. She gets the chance to relive those life changing decisions when she wakes up and finds herself seven years in the past. Haven't read it yet, don't worry - it's going to be made into a movie, just think of it as the mommy version of "Sliding Doors."
While these books and movies make for great escapist entertainment, let's face it -the theme hits a nerve. Admit it, each one of us have wondered at least once or twice (or maybe more) how things would have turned out if we had done things differently; dated that other guy, taken that other job, waited to have children, or maybe even had kids sooner..
Think about it for a minute, if you had a chance to go back in time and change your life ... would you? Would you marry the same man? Would you have had children? Taken more risks or played it safe? So fess up, just between us girls ... if you had a chance at doing it all over again, what would you do differently?