“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
EDITOR: Avital Norman Nathman is a former teacher and lifelong learner turned freelance writer. Her work, which places a feminist lens on a variety of topics, including motherhood, gender, reproductive rights, and reproductive health, has been featured in Bitch magazine,
“This collection of essays features the voices of real mothers – meaning, mothers talking about the things that scared, changed, and/or empowered them. As a college professor, I have been looking for a book like this for years: short and
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
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
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?