They've been told that they're not old enough, not responsible enough, not financially stable enough. They've been asked why: Why now, why ever, and when are you going to stop? They've wiped noses and waited tables, designed websites and packed lunches. They've blended minivans with murals, tattoos with breastfeeding, band practice and the PTA. They're breeders. They are women of a very different generation from their own boomer moms, who still must address many of the same issues involved in becoming a mother: how to balance work and family, how to create community where none exists, how to liven up beans and rice for the third day in a row.
This groundbreaking compilation creates a space where Gen-X mothers can dish on topics including home birth, sex, infertility--and their new work partner, the breast pump. With its strength, humor and wisdom, this collection is a must-read for every young mother, and for anyone who wants a peak into the mind and the spirit behind those bleary eyes.
With a foreword by Dan Savage.