I've been reading through the archives of one of my old blogs, Diary of a Single Mom on the Edge, which I wrote for ClubMom back in 2006-7. It was my first paid writing gig.
There is some good writing there. I'm going to share some of my favorite bits here.
Motherhood is an especially difficult set of expectations to overcome. We are told constantly not only how we are supposed to act as mothers, but what we are supposed to feel. The first thing we are told is that we all want to be mothers in the first place, that it's our best, most natural role. That's the first lie, and it all goes downhill from there.
—from "Post Halloween Stress Disorder," November 1, 2007