Many women complain of being disconnected from the world when they have children, especially when they are stay-at-home moms. It is somewhat inevitable that once you cross over into mommy-hood that your circle of friends will change because, face it, those that are childless really don’t give a crap that Marlee went to the potty all by herself today! So what fills this void other than play dates at restaurants that offer a toy with the meal? There is of course Facebook, but when you have more to say than what Mark Zuckerberg allots you as a “Status”, what’s a mom to do? Start a blog of course! What does that have to do with me? Why does this blog exist? Well… this isn’t all that exciting but it’s the truth: It is an assignment for my Bachelor of Liberal Studies class American Motherhood. I hope this doesn’t scare you off as I hope the blog may be interesting to others.
Some of the types of issues I hope to cover (no promises that I’ll get around to all of them)
- Is there a dark side to mothering and even more specifically, to the mommy blog?
- Mothers as Killers: Are works like Beloved by Toni Morrison deflecting blame from women who kill?
- Sexuality and Mothering
- Why Michelle Obama is inspirational to the future generation of mothers
- Southern Women Bloggers, do they lend credibility to the ignorant “hillbilly” stereotypes?
- Classical Literature by Virginia Woolf on the role of mothering economy with relevance to the Work of Crittenden.