[DWJ] Bad Mothers (was HP)

Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Thu May 17 08:52:50 EDT 2007

> She discovered that it is *good* for a mother to take time for herself. It
> helps her to be more relaxed, happier, and less stressed when she is with
> her family. She says the mother is the heart of the family and the family
> cannot be happy unless the mother is happy. She used to feel that it was
> selfish to leave her children with her husband for a few hours but now she
> knows that it is actually good for her whole family if she has some time
> away from them. (Husband works full time, wife does not work.)

Louisa May Alcott made this point in _Good Wives_, curiously enough. I'm 
always surprised by the modern women who I know have read Alcott who go 
right ahead and (even if they are working mothers) get themselves into 
the same obsessive difficulties as Meg with her twins.

-- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika jenne at fiedlerfamily.net 
"I thought you might need rescuing . . . We have a bunch of professors 
wandering around who need students." -- Dan Guernsey

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