Friday, 9 May 2014

In the mean time

There haven't been any posts in a long while, too many reasons for that, too little time. However, what I've read in this week's issue of GOOP prompted the desire to share. The newsletter is titled Ending Mommy Wars, alluding to the hard time we give each other as women, judging, eyebrow-raising and generally just frowning upon each other's choices on being working or stay-at-home moms. However, it is the two articles inside Ideal Mothers, Ideal Workers, and the Myth of Busyness and Work that provide powerful insights on what needs to change in the way we ourselves and the society at large perceive our roles - for both women and men - in the family and the work place. Many big issues are deconstructed - the stigma for men who want to be more present in their kids' lives, the struggle and failure of women to be perfect at all fronts, and the guilt associated with taking out some 'me' time. Worth a read!

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