Jessica Stilwell, Calgary Mom On Strike, Gets Global Kudos For Not Picking Up After Kids

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Jessica Stilwell's messy home, during her time on strike. (strikingmom.blogspot.ca) | Handout

CALGARY - Jessica Stilwell, Calgary mom, is gaining attention around the world for going on strike and not cleaning up after her messy kids.

Jessica Stilwell has appeared on a few talk shows in the United States and her story has appeared in newspapers from New York to London.

One of the commentors on Stilwell's blog says:

I just saw your story on The Today Show, and I just have to applaud your decision to strike and your fortitude in the face of the resulting household disaster. I have threatened to strike, but have never actually followed through with it. Bravo, and best wishes for a lasting result!

Her blog called Crazy Working Mom, which details the strike, has also attracted comments from other mothers as far away as Finland.

Stilwell writes that she got fed up with her three daughters, so she and husband stopped picking up their dirty dishes and clothes.

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After six days, the girls apologized and everyone cleaned up the house together.

Stilwell says she's been overwhelmed by the response and dares other overwhelmed moms to go on strike too.

Almost everyone in the Twitterverse are supportive and are contemplating the suggestions..

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