"What distinguishes the feminist mother from the patriarchal model of the mother…Is that the feminist mother struggles to break the yoke of centuries of expectations. She cannot carry the myth of the all-loving, all-forgiving, and all-sacrificing mother. She still loves, forgives, and sacrifices for her child(ren), but not at the expense of losing herself."
Andrea Liss in the introduction of “Thinking Motherwise”
I adore this - the feminist mother is not less of a mother or less of a feminist for being both.
Children are still scary, BUT…