The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality

I am so pleased to have an essay in this anthology, edited by Avital Norman Nathman.

In an era of mommy blogs, Pinterest, and Facebook,¬†The Good Mother Myth¬†dismantles the social media-fed notion of what it means to be a “good mother.” This collection of essays takes a realistic look at motherhood and provides a platform for real voices and raw stories, each adding to the narrative of motherhood we don’t tend to see in the headlines or on the news. The honesty of the essays creates a community of mothers who refuse to feel like they’re in competition with others, or with the notion of the ideal mom–they’re just trying to find a way to make it work.

In my essay “Mama Don’t Cook,” I confess that I’d rather scrub a toilet than go to a farmer’s market. Yup. I said that.