My life is chaotic and lopsided at the moment. I’m heaping so much time and energy into work that everything else is either having to plod along without me (husband and babies) or gather dust in a corner (sleep/the house/me). I guess that’s why I found this article so interesting. I’ve been meaning to blog about it since a friend shared it with me a couple of weeks ago but lately blogging has had to take a backseat. The article questions, in a round about sort of way, whether guilt and self-sacrifice should be defining features of motherhood. In the article Schulman refers to the “martyr mom”; a woman who feels obliged to invest everything into her children, and is left with no time to tend to her own well-being. Schulman implies (I think) that other mothers – those who aren’t as self-sacrificing and who happily invest time and effort into life beyond the motherhood experience – are made to feel guilty for not feeling guilty.