Surrendering To Motherhoodby Iris Krasnow, Aris Krasnow
The story of a woman who came of age with the sexual revolution who finds emancipation in the Zen of motherhood, "Surrendering to Motherhood" is about letting go of the need to achieve and finding one's true self.
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I totally identified with the author and felt inspired after reading her book. I had felt the same way and was extremely reluctant to give up my career three years ago. One quotation from ¡§Surrender¡¨ stands out: ¡§..for all these long debates among ambitious women on ways to balance our lives, the task was insurmountable ¡V with young children there can be no balance, the scales are tipped toward the children and there¡¦s nothing you can do about it. When you give in to that fact, real balance comes, the equilibrium you can get only if your psychic and soul are in sync.¡¨ Finally, at long last, I have come to understand the true significance of these words as I now stay home, to mop the floor, do the laundry and cook three meals for my husband and the kids and at the same time, teach them, help them with their homework and read to them, all without the past gripes and wondering what else I should be doing instead; and all the more so as my oldest child¡¦s tenth birthday approaches. You see, it has only just occurred to me that in just two short years, her childhood will be over, and in no time, that of my two younger children as well. So, the surrender to motherhood can only be worthwhile, even as it may just well be temporary.
As an at-home mother of three young children, I highly recommend this book. My husband gave it to me after my first son was born and I loved it. It offers support to women who have chosen to be with their children full time, despite the difficulties and hardships this choice sometimes entails. It is an inspiring book and well worth reading if one is deciding whether or not to stay home with her children or is already home and sometimes feels alone there.