Mother’s Day 2012: A Declaration of Independence

Motherhood is (and has been for more than 150 years) one of the hardest topics to write about in any meaningful way. And yet the overwhelming amount of material written about motherhood just in popular press alone–articles, books, advice columns, magazines, blogs, tweets–should make you question why I would even think such a thing, let alone publicly declare it to be true.  If motherhood is so hard to write about in a meaningful way, why is it written about ALL the TIME?

It’s written about all the time and in so many places precisely because it is so hard to understand.  Motherhood is a subject that, at every moment, is both constantly changing and exactly the same.

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