The Upside of Motherhood You Don’t Hear About

From a Washington Post story by Tara Parker-Pope headlined “The upside of motherhood you don’t hear about”:

My work as a journalist has taken me around the world and allowed me to meet titans of industry, actors, academics and even a former president.

But by far the most interesting and educational job I’ve had is being a mom.

That parenting can be fulfilling, fascinating and actually a lot of fun isn’t discussed very often. There is an entire genre of books dedicated to the misery of motherhood, focused on how women are “screaming on the inside” and “why mommy drinks.” Plenty of women identify with this. I know a woman who has felt so overwhelmed by motherhood that she has, on more than one occasion, checked into a hotel to take a break from her family.