We need a starting point I guess. We need a quick intro via a pretty familiar quote, and I suppose I ought to set a few ground rules.
So, for the quote: Cogito Ergo Sum, or I think, therefore I am (Descartes). I think the ‘I’ is pretty important. But when you’re a SAHM, ‘I’ can sometimes go missing.
We know babies don’t sleep. We know toddlers have tantrums. And we know that the love and desire for our families’ to flourish can be so strong and so all-consuming that we sometimes lose our sense of selves. Parenting philosophers old and new, your big fat stand-alone capital ‘I’ is safe here. Speak for yourselves. Don’t be rude, don’t be mean but don’t be afraid to challenge and to say what you think.
And mothers everywhere, I am here because I have convinced myself of a tiny but important truth – I need a tiny bit of space for myself in this big, wide world. Just sometimes, just every now and again.
Perhaps you do too.