I carry my trusty Glock 27 in an IWB holster without a thumb break. I am special ordering an IWB holster with a thumb break. The "guys" at the local gun shop think its nuts to even consider using a thumb break because it slows down response time. They are all former cops for whatever that is worth. The "guys" at the shop aren't Moms and they don't have kids climbing on them all the time. My own and my friend's kids run up to me unannounced and hug me, climb on me, and otherwise cling on me. None of my friends know that I carry. It would not go over well at all at the Girl Scout meeting or PTA luncheon. I'm involved with a wide variety of people through all the different groups I belong to. Lots of them are even Million Mommers, blech. I don't want even one person in my community to know that I carry because the results could be dreadful. I would never consider carrying in a purse or even a fanny pack because both of those can be removed from me with very little effort. I believe that the only way to carry responsibly is to do so in a holster that is firmly strapped to me. How do other Moms and people who are around kids a lot deal with these issues? Do you have any thoughts on whether using a thumb break is preferable and under what circumstances? I think it's a very different issue for Moms. I never know from one minute to the next if I am going to be helping put a cover on a swimming pool, crawling around in the grass in the park playing with toddlers, teaching Girl Scouts how to build a bird house or holding someone else's baby. Are there other Moms out there who carry regularly? Do your friends know that you carry? It's not the kind of thing you can exactly announce at a PTA meeting. If you do carry, how do you do it? If you holster, do you use a thumb break and why? What do people think the most responsible and safe way to carry is when you are surrounded by kids?