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December 05, 2006


Gordon (aka Geezer Dude)

Great comments! I hope you don't mind if a man adds a comment of his own.

I live near Salt Lake City, Utah where Mormonism is a big part of the local culture. Many Mormon women think they have to be "Super-Mom" and the impact is devastating.

There is a lot of prescription drug abuse and high rates of depression. The peer pressure is tremendous.

Many Mormon Women would never admit to an occasional feeling of wanting to run away.

Mormons view families as important (don't we all?) and the male-dominated culture puts pressure on women to be their subserviant child-rearing best at all times.

So what is wrong with admitting that you're human and some days you really want to be somebody besides "mom?" Seems okay to me.

I think that many women feel as you do, but are not able to express themselves or to act on their feelings.

I like when people share words of wisdom. Thanks for sharing yours.


Aretha Franklin? Three Dog Night? Great choices. My kids like all diferent kinds of music because I played jazz, classical, blues, and the works along with their Raffi while they were growing up. Last night we went to here a local blues singer/guitarist at my favorite coffehouse. It was my 14-yr-old's idea.


Who are you kidding? No one would pay enough for someone else's kids that you could get all the way to HAWAII. Boise, maybe.

I could not deal with people who didn't acknowledge that children can be massive PITAs, and am fortuante that I've found a group of women who admit to their foibles.

sarah (citizenbeta)

Great post: I really relate to your thoughts on sugar coating the motherhood experience. I hate that I sometimes feel pressure to make things out to be sunnier than they are or that I need to pretend that every moment as a parent is perfect. It is an impossible standard and does nothing for parents. The best conversations I have with other parents are ones where we can complain and rant and vent and still know and understand that our hearts are filled with love for our children and that we are all doing the best we can, even if our styles and modes of expression are different.

And, I hope to have such an open dialouge with my children as they grow up, too.

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