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Sometimes, we all feel like we need a miracle. We’re stuck in a career that’s going nowhere, or a relationship that’s going nowhere… or no relationship at all. Some of us want to be mothers but motherhood eludes us. Or we’re feeling like we’re out of shape or out of sync with those around us….
Melissa looked around the room, a New York City apartment filled with attractive 40-something singles gathered to celebrate yet another birthday. “Look at this,” she said pointing at the room with her eyes. “So many amazing men and women… How are we all still single? Maybe we’ll never be married. Maybe we won’t have kids.” She shrugged and nodded her head thoughtfully. “Will we still be here for each other when we’re old?”Read More »
If you’re like me, and always aspired and expected to be a mother, Mother’s Day, and the days that precede it, can be a heavy time. With continuous Mother’s Day promotions and news stories featuring moms of all ages, shapes and sizes (“It’s the hardest job in the world!”), the day can make us feel left out and less-than. For some, Mother’s Day is a harsh reminder that the dream of motherhood has not (yet) come true.Read More »
In a new report published last month by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC: ‘Unnatural’, ‘Unwomanly’, ‘Uncreditable’ and ‘Undervalued’: The Significance of Being a Childless Woman in Australian Society, authors Stephanie Rich, Ann Taket, Melissa Graham, Julia Shelley Published studied the experiences of childless women in contemporary Australia. The study revealed five recurring themes: woman = mother; notions of ‘natural’ and ‘unnatural’; childlessness as a discrediting attribute; feeling undervalued; and the significance of being childless.Read More »