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“Debunking the myth of the ‘good’ mother one beautiful, touching essay at a time.

A perfect collection for all of us interested in being the best parents we can be.”

–Mayim Bialik, actress, neuroscientist, and author of Beyond the Sling

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Good Mother: Justine

When people asked my great grandmother how she raised eight children without losing her sanity, she’d say, “With one blind eye and one deaf ear.” For me, this pearl of wisdom means not only that I can let my kids


Good Mother: Amanda

This post is part of a series of responses asking for thoughts on “good mothering.” Please email me at TheMamafesto (at) gmail (dot) com if you would like to participate! For me, being a good mother means balancing motherhood with

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Good Mother: Paula

Paula Kamen wrote a piece in response to the “Alinea Restaurant Baby” scandal, where two parents were called out on Twitter by the head chef for bringing their infant to the upscale restaurant. What is a good mother to do?