The Mask of Motherhood: How Mothering Changes Everything and Why We Pretend It Doesn't
Random House Australia
, 2006 - Motherhood
- 349 pages
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'.