A couple weeks ago I was talking with my friend Abby in the playground after school and she made a reference to a photography project she had done in college during her "feminist days". As we chatted I asked her if she ever struggled with being a feminist and a stay at home mom. She nodded yes and told me about Judith Warner's book, Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety. I went home and immediately ordered a copy of the book to take with me on our trip to Montana.
I started reading on the plane and was instantly engrossed. Every mother I know has struggled with finding balance between their career and family, whether they have a full time job, a part time job, or have stayed at home with their kids. I found the book to be a great read. It certainly does not solve the problems women with children face, but it does give a very interesting look into a very complicated issue.