The Mask of Motherhood: How Mothering Changes Everything and Why We Pretend It Doesn't

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Random House Australia, 2006 - Motherhood - 349 pages
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When a woman becomes a mother, her relationships, her professional identity and her sense of self will never be the same again. The presence of children does not simply add to the lives of parents, it transforms those lives completely. The precise nature of this transformation remains once of the best kept secrets of contemporary adult life, shrouded in a conspiracy of silence. For expectant mothers - whether that expectation is imminent or distant - The Mask of Motherhood provides a backstage look at the realities of contemporary mothering, from pregnancy and childbirth to the juggling act we all call 'working motherhood'.

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Review: The Mask of Motherhood: How Becoming a Mother Changes Our Lives and Why We Never Talk About It

User Review  - Sunni Massey - Goodreads

Very difficult to read if you are considering having children. Enlightening, honestly, terrifying. Read full review

Review: The Mask of Motherhood: How Becoming a Mother Changes Our Lives and Why We Never Talk About It

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

This is a discussion on motherhood from the perspective of a feminist mother. Maushart says there is a culture of silence around motherhood. People do not discuss what you truly give up to become a ... Read full review

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