A newsletter about the forces that shape family life in America and challenging the status quo of motherhood. Written by Katherine Goldstein.
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"I think a lot of white women enter into spaces of organizing community and they're like, ‘I'm gonna do this right!’ So I’m out here being like, ‘pay your nanny more, if you can. Support paid leave. Support domestic workers.’"
What does “bases covered'' look like to feel comfortable leaving three young kids at home for six nights and 5 days?
Let’s brainstorm some things we’d like to chuck about how kids’ birthday parties work, and share some ideas of how to make them better.
Turns out, so much of what we think of as maternal behavior is actually a basic human characteristic.
We can have amazing long distance and virtual communities (like this one) but I think a lot of people are really craving those in-person interactions.
Fears that our houses are too messy to have people over are rooted in our obsessions with self-sufficiency and constantly comparing ourselves to other moms. Letting this go can help us build community.
What are your biggest pain points or things you wish were different?