Why Motherhood Changes Everything And Why We Pretend It Doesn't
When a woman becomes a mother, her relationships, her professional identity and her sense of self will never be the same again.
For expectant mothers - whether that expectation is imminent or distant - The Mask of Motherhood provides a backstage look at realities of contemporary mothering, from pregnancy and childbirth to the juggling act we call 'working motherhood'.
This book offers the comfort that comes from learning one is not alone. That the fears, frustrations and confusions of early motherhood are not evidence of personal failure, but of a host of unworkable structures, extravagant expectations and conflicting demands.