The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality

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I am so pleased to have an essay in the new anthology, The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality, edited by Avital Norman Nathman.

Avital describes it this way: “The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality looks to dismantle the myth of the ‘good mother’ by sharing essays from women whose voices and stories are normally silenced or ignored within the mainstream narrative of motherhood. The good mother myth has only gained steam in the last few years, especially due to social media (Facebook, Pinterest, mom blogs, etc…) and by promoting this ‘ideal’ of motherhood in such a widespread way, we’re only making it worse for mothers overall: i.e. ‘mommy wars,’ PPD, general mom malaise, etc…”

Sigh. It’s true.

My essay is titled “Mama Don’t Cook,” and in it I actually confess that I’d rather scrub a toilet than go to a Farmer’s Market. Which is also true.

The anthology is now available on Amazon.com.