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What does it mean to you to be a MOTHER?


03-10-2013 09:30

M is for Maternal, Meticulous, and Making the best of it

O is for On the Other hand, scrap that, I thought this would be more fun
T is for This is not what I expected, Tearing hair out and Think again
H is for Help, I must be doing this wrong, because…
E is for Everyone else seems to be better at it than me
R is for a Resounding Really? Read on…

 


Motherhood has never been so dissected, deconstructed and discussed. Now on baby number 3, Emily Hourican has started to wise up to the prettily-packaged ideals of perfection that mothers are drip-fed on a daily basis -- a rose-tinted concoction of Cath Kidston aprons, glowing Agas and fresh baked buns -- that none of us really has the ability to live up to. Among other things, Emily wonders:

 

 

  • When were we supposed to bake everything from scratch?
  • When did Irish women stop being mammies and start becoming mummies? And most importantly,
  • When did Motherhood become Mothershould?


Tweet your mother-should-stories, fears and joys to @GillandMac using hashtag #MotherShould and we will feature the best ones in our weekly round-ups on the blog howtoreallybeamother.tumblr.com and Facebook, and will treat our readers to a FREE copy of How to (Really) Be A Mother by Emily Hourican!



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