Listen Up: On Choosing —and Not Choosing—Motherhood
We’re baaack. And we’re jumping right in with a topic that’s been much-requested by our listeners: parenthood! Claire and Erica share their own personal decisions, some recommended reading, and a little bit of news. (We missed you, too.)
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New and newish books we’ve been reading about this very big Q: Motherhood by Sheila Heti, And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready by Meaghan O’Connell, Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids edited by Meghan Daum, and No One Tells You This by Glynnis MacNicol (more from her here).
Also relevant reading: Courtney Martin’s On Being essay "The Right Decision Is the One You Make" and Anna Goldfarb’s piece "What to Say When People Ask Why You Aren’t Having Children" in The New York Times.
Other great resources on the maybe motherhood topic: The Not Mom, Katie Sturino’s Instagram highlight of her egg-freezing experience, and Terry Gross’s Longest Shortest Time ep.
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