Announcing a new chapter for M/Others Who Make – introducing a forward slash to our name, to celebrate both mother and other-hood.
Mothers who Make
It has long bothered me that motherhood is so often framed as a tale of sacrifice. When I was working on my book, the novelist Nicky Singer – who mentored me with such generosity and perspicacity that she became my ‘Book Mama’- informed me that mother-child stories always end in sacrifice. I didn’t want to believe it…
It’s taken me a long time to admit this, but- here goes: I have a childcare problem. I also, however, have a problem with childcare.
I ask the question ‘Am I good enough?’ or versions of it – is what I make good enough? Or any good at all? Is this blog worthwhile? Is the novel I have just finished (after 10 years) worthy of publishing, or an embarrassment? Etc. – on a regular basis.