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“Ratcheted-up Expectations of Modern Motherhood”

I’m very happy that my “fragile personal victories” will not “be upended by the ratcheted-up expectations of modern motherhood” because I have no idea what these expectations are. Thankfully, the hospital where I gave birth to Klara forgot to provide me with the list, and I can continue existing in happy cluelessness. On the negative side, I have lost yet another opportunity to feel deliciously sorry for myself as I fail to meet any of these imaginary expectations.

God, why don’t people go do something instead of coming up with this sorry crap.


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2 thoughts on ““Ratcheted-up Expectations of Modern Motherhood”

  1. Fie upon this quiet life on said:

    This kind of crap made me miserable as a young mother. Fortunately, I’ve learned to stop reading these sorts of things. I’m doing the best I can as a mother, and my kids know that I love them. I’m not going to worry about other people’s anxiety.


    • Anxiety is a product…. like everything else. I dont’ get the allure, but a lot of people are desperate for some and so articles like this provide them with the talking points to proclaim their victimhoom….


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