Most parents lashed out at Rahna Reiko Rizzuto when she confessed that she left her children in order to pursue her own dreams and find herself after five years of motherhood. Readers practically flayed her on the stake, condemning her for choosing herself over her children. Was it really necessary to accuse her of being “worse than Hitler“? Does being a good mother really mean we have to give up being ourselves, sacrificing our identities at all costs?
Read my take (and see whether I qualify as a “good mother”) at Salt & Nectar’s blog here.
For those of you who haven’t visited this well-written blog yet, Salt & Nectar is a find in the vast sea of “mommy blogs.” The authors, Sarah Stewart Holland & “The Other Sarah”, aren’t just funny, engaging and thoughtful, they’re two lawyer moms, so – naturally – they’re great!
What are you still doing here? Get thee to Salt & Nectar!