Motherhood is everywhere. On TV, Tales from the Underbelly became one of the few shows renewed for another season. Jennifer Garner just pitched a talk show about motherhood. There are several plays dealing with motherhood. And every month I receive another book, like this one or this one, to review about the topic. What the heck is going on?
When I first started blogging and writing about motherhood, I did so (like many) out of need to reach out to other moms and share my experiences and feel part of a community. As a writer and filmmaker, I began to complain loudly about the way motherhood was "invisible" in TV, and movies, and even books -- except in obvious, boring or dismissive ways.
Motherhood was once deemed unentertaining -- a topic that nobody was interested in.