A 'good' mother has to prioritise everyone over herself, not just her children, else she is considered selfish and not worthy enough.
I wanted to finish the story I was writing lest the thoughts vanish, and needed about an hour. And that was when my younger daughter decided to walk in.
The world refuses to believe mothers can be toxic, what they forget is that mothers too are human beings, and can be extremely flawed at times, like narcissistic mothers.
My husband and my older one took care of me and the newborn, while close friends and husband's colleagues supported us in extraordinary ways; indebted to them for life.
Sonora Jha's book How to Raise a Feminist Son is a love letter to parents everywhere, with questions that hit home, such as, “If sexism is a male invention, why is fixing it women’s work?”
When you are a childless couple, your lives are looked at closely at every event with a magnifying lens to understand what might be the problem.
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