Call for Response: Good Mother

The Good Mother Myth will be out in less than a month (!!!) and I am over-the-moon excited! I’ve also found that as I talk about the book and the array of stories inside of it, that I keep hearing even more stories. Women from all over want to share their stories and their ideas of what it means to be a good mother, especially in the face of this damaging and dangerous myth.

I’ve put out a call to hear what YOU think of re: Good Mothers over on the GMM website. Please check it out, share it, and send me your thoughts so we can keep this conversation going and show that there is no one way to be a (good) mother! ffd70594-7a5d-4ec6-b95c-0511410e466c_zpsd49c99b21

2 thoughts on “Call for Response: Good Mother

  1. What it Means To Be a “Good Mother” I am now the mother to a 13 year old boy. This young man is a champion wrestler, a football player, participates in community theatre and started a chess club at his school. I am very honored to be his mother. . . most days. There are days that he drives me to want to drink, or become join a cult and run away from home. I have raised him to be respectful and to be fair with others. There are moments where he will argue with me and be down right disrespectful of my authority. I quickly express my hurt feelings and sometimes, if it is sever enough, I will revoke privilege. I have run the gauntlet as his mother as protective “mama bear”, as a benevolent, firm and fair judge and dictator and I have also goofed up by being inconsistent in my discipline. I ma not Clair Huxtable; my vision of the “perfect mother” but, I am darn close. Because I can admit fault. Because I can admit success and because I can claim my child as my own, this is what it meant to be a good mother. { My name is Araminta Self I am a 37 year old mother of one to a teenage boy, I relate best to the mother in the comic strip, Zits.

    On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 9:51 AM, The Mamafesto

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