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The Resource The kids will be fine : guilt-free motherhood for thoroughly modern women, Daisy Waugh

The kids will be fine : guilt-free motherhood for thoroughly modern women, Daisy Waugh

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The kids will be fine : guilt-free motherhood for thoroughly modern women
Title
The kids will be fine
Title remainder
guilt-free motherhood for thoroughly modern women
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Daisy Waugh
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A bracing, hilarious manifesto for motherhood as it ought to be: spontaneous, loving, and just a little bit selfishPre-chewing toddler food. Flash cards for two-year-olds. Endless hours of school gatherings to sit through in smiling silence. How did motherhood--which even under the best circumstances comes with a million small costs and compromises--become a venue for female martyrdom, verging on a sort of socially approved mass masochism? How did the great natural force of maternal love get channeled into a simpering, slavish adherence to an inflexible social norm, a repressive sentimentality festooned with hideous pastel baby accessories? How did the bar to good motherhood get set so high that it's impossible for modern mothers not to feel like they're failing?It doesn't have to be this way--and Daisy Waugh is here to tell us how to opt out of the masochism cycle. Part feminist manifesto, part hilarious rant, The Kids Will Be Fine asks modern mothers to stop confusing love with subjugation. This is a book for moms everywhere who are fed up with the constant stream of unsolicited, impractical, guilt-inducing advice directed their way; for moms who have always secretly suspected that children would turn out okay even without handmade organic snacks or protective toddler headgear. With biting wit and lancing observations, Waugh gives women permission to slough off the judgments, order in some pizza, and remember that motherhood is also about the mother"--
  • "Pre-chewing toddler food. Flash cards for two-year-olds. Endless hours of school gatherings to sit through in smiling silence. How did motherhood--which even under the best circumstances comes with a million small costs and compromises--become a venue for female martyrdom, verging on a sort of socially approved mass masochism? How did the great natural force of maternal love get channeled into a simpering, slavish adherence to an inflexible social norm, a repressive sentimentality festooned with hideous pastel baby accessories? How did the bar to good motherhood get set so high that it's impossible for modern mothers not to feel like they're failing? It doesn't have to be this way--and Daisy Waugh is here to tell us how to opt out of the masochism cycle. Part feminist manifesto, part hilarious rant, The Kids Will Be Fine asks modern mothers to stop confusing love with subjugation. This is a book for moms everywhere who are fed up with the constant stream of unsolicited, impractical, guilt-inducing advice directed their way; for moms who have always secretly suspected that children would turn out okay even without handmade organic snacks or protective toddler headgear. With biting wit and lancing observations, Waugh gives women permission to slough off the judgments, order in some pizza, and remember that motherhood is also about the mother"--
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LC call number
HQ759
LC item number
.W36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
The kids will be fine : guilt-free motherhood for thoroughly modern women, Daisy Waugh
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The kids will be fine : guilt-free motherhood for thoroughly modern women, Daisy Waugh
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Note
  • "Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2013 under the title, I don't know why she bothers by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 222 pages
Isbn
9781627790123
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013042579
System control number
(OCoLC)858354588

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