Friday, January 25, 2008

Maternal Ontology

Seems to me that mothers go through more significant ontological changes than other folks. I was reminded of this by Rachel Balducci's musing on What's a Mom to Do?

"....One of the trickiest parts of being a mom, I have found, is that need to remember who I am while becoming someone else entirely. A woman has a baby and she is instantly transformed, whether she likes it or not, into someone who is no longer the center of her universe. And while that change happens suddenly, there are a million other changes that happen over the coming days, months and years. Reading materials start to change, music selections change, what we do with our time – slowly these other human beings that have entered our life begin to make demands on our time and energy that have a tremendous impact on nearly everything about us...."

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