I read this very interesting article today on MSNBC called "Mommy Madness".
I'm not in the habit of scouring news sites and forwarding articles, but this one struck so close to home for me, I thought it might be worthwhile to post here.
Some snippets from the article:
..."Women today mother in the excessive, control-freakish way that they do in part because they are psychologically conditioned to do so..."
"...I have seen so many mothers banging their heads against a wall. And treating their pain—the chronic headache of their lives—with sleeping pills and antidepressants and anxiety meds and a more and more potent, more and more vicious self-and-other-attacking form of anxious perfectionism. ..."
"And I hope that somehow we will all find a way to stop. Because we are not doing ourselves any good. We are not doing our children—particularly our daughters—any good. We're not doing our marriages any good. And we're doing nothing at all for our society...."
I began reading this article with a certain amount of skepticism. By the end of the article, however, I felt differently.
If you're a Mom, whether you work outside the home or not, perhaps you can identify with this article, too.