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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Before I got my hands on this book the only things I had heard about motherhood were tales that might as well have come straight from the glossy pages of a parenting magazine. Motherhood seemed to be ... Read full review

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Save your money-whine, whine, whine I picked up Susan Maushart's book because I was interested in a different perspective of motherhood. What a disappointment! Instead of an unbiased view of ... Read full review

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