Really? Another mommy blog?
First of all, we won’t be telling you what we made for dinner last night. Or how to organize your toyroom, or what to do when potty-training stalls. We love those kinds of blogs, but that’s not us.
So who are we?
A radical is someone who works for “thorough or complete political or social change.” At Radical Motherhood, we have a point of view that challenges conventional wisdom about what it means to be a good mom – and what it takes to be a happy mom. If moms everywhere were to embrace our vision of motherhood, the social and political change would indeed be radical.
We examine our culture’s motherhood myths. Myths that many of us have accepted without questioning. Myths like these:
- It is through education, work, and career that women find their true identities
- Motherhood is drudgery; a thankless and unfulfilling “second shift”
- Being a stay-at-home mom is a luxury that few families can afford
- Kids need to be in daycare, early preschool, and after-school programs to be properly socialized
- Feminism is all about sex, abortion, and a power struggle between men and women
- Our value is measured in terms of accomplishments – how much we can get done in a day, a year, a lifetime
Best of all, we offer an alternative. We will – radically – change your thinking about motherhood and help you find what you’ve been searching for.
On a personal note…
Allison and Emily are sisters. Our mom died in a car accident when we were very young, and we’ve been acutely aware of the value of motherhood ever since. After becoming mothers ourselves, we’ve each made very different decisions – from college, to career, to parenting, to marriage. But in the end, we agree that there is a better way to “do” motherhood that what our culture is telling us. That’s what we want to share with you.