Should one person's choices re-define motherhood?
In her essay, this New York writer goes on to say how her 6 month work trip made her realize she no longer wanted to be a traditional mother. She says never even wanted to be one in the first place, but does love her kids and spends quality time with them.
Luke 12:53 talks about parents and children dividing against each other in the end days. I wouldn't say she's against her children, but against their needs and the sacrifices that come with parenthood. She mentions how her husband does all the lunch packing, etc. It's really a sign of the times.
I can respect her personal choices about her living arrangements with her family, but the thought of her selling her idea in a published essay and on tv makes me so sad for her children. Words are so powerful, especially from a published author. Add to it her tv interviews and new book promo and she may develop a following. I hope that as a result of her essay promotion, no other kids have to hear, "Mommy's getting her own place and will be back when she feels like it."A few years back I had a friend who one day seemed like she loved full-time parenthood, but the next was trying to do the same thing and get an apartment just for herself. I hope that mothers will read this and reaffirm how grateful they are to have sons and daughters to love and care for daily.