Moms, are you fulfilled?
It’s a brief question that we can probably talk about for hours! I am currently doing historical research into this Mommy Guilt “thing”. I picked up the book by Betty Friedan, “The Feminine Mystique” that, at the time (1960s) was viewed by some as a major work in the second wave of the feminist movement and a feminist manifesto.
I have only read 60 pages, but what I find so interesting so far, is that this question was born out of what she called “A problem that had no name.” This problem was that after achieving what most women thought as the American Dream back then, (domestic bliss….housewifery, in the suburbs, with happy and healthy children, tending to her husband’s needs) , women began to feel unfulfilled and were so embarrassed by this thought, they kept it very quiet.
Fast forward 50 years. By society’s standards, we have more than “housewifery” on our plates now, so though the comparison has different variables and measurements now, let me ask you…
Are you fulfilled? Are you living a fulfilled life?
Think about if you even feel that you have a right to be fulfilled? And what is it that fulfills you?