Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Reading...Allison Pearson

"I Don't Know How She Does It"

I found this book highly entertaining and I think every mother can identify with it. I am a stay at home mother so, I'm not trying to hold a high pressure career job outside of the home while attempting to remain involved in my children's life but I could still relate to many of the challenges.  In the book she addresses the differences between the "working" moms and the "stay-at-home" moms.
"There is an uneasy standoff between the two kinds of mother which sometimes make it hard for us to talk to each other. I suspect that the nonworking mother looks at the working mother with envy and fear because she thinks that the working mum has got away with it, and the working mum looks back with fear and envy because she knows that she has not. In order to keep going in either role, you have to convince yourself that the alternative is bad. The working mother says, Because I am more fulfilled as a person I can be a better mother to my children. And sometimes she may even believe it. The mother who stays at home knows that she is giving her kids an advantage, which is something to cling to when your toddler has emptied his beaker on juice over your last clean T-shirt."
I also liked how she was constantly doing these "must remember" lists in her head. I have these constantly going in my head and on paper, there are days that I believe I would forget to breathe if I didn't make a note!

'til next time...

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