"What Having A Child Does To Your Relationship"


If you were to design a crack method to break up happy couples, you’d probably include sleep deprivation, financial insecurity, shredded erogenous zones, a third person in your bedroom and stress. In short: a baby.

This Vogue article, What Having A Child Does To Your Relationship, describes clearly how having a baby adds stress to the relationship but can also get you to a new place of becoming a family.

"In the Country of Motherhood, Finding My Own Path"

This NY Times article describes one woman's experience of becoming a mother.

I felt stifled by these rigid ideas of what it meant to be a mother. The books’ goal was to turn me into a better, more useful vessel to carry my children’s needs and desires. I refused to be a vessel. I wanted to be a person.

In the Country of Motherhood, Finding My Own Path:

Mothers are often seen as vessels to contain and nourish children. I never once felt like that.

By Olga Mecking

Jan. 18, 2019