I love this post from Post Picket Fence - this woman can write!
...This is what I have learned about motherhood, stay-at-home motherhood: it’s a jungle in here.
it was in the office, so it is behind the picket fence. The geography
has changed but the scene is the same. The playground has become the
office cooler, the PTO meeting has become the company picnic, and there
is jockeying and one-upmanship all over the place. I never knew that
when I left the career I built to stay at home with my kids that I
would have to contend with another world of professionals. My greatest
nemesis is no longer The Man, but The Mom: the Professional Mother.
Professional Mother has a lot of company. She is one of the millions of
women who benefited from every wave of Feminism. She picked a job she
wanted, or thought she wanted, and she succeeded. When they told her as
a little girl that she could be an astronaut, she believed them. She
never got a free pass. She worked her ass off every step of the way and
she became whatever her heart desired: a marketing director, a teacher,
a filmmaker, a lawyer, a business owner, a nurse, a doctor, a banker,
and even sometimes, an astronaut.
Maybe because she could do it all, or because she wanted so badly to do it, she became a mom...
I hope she doesn't mind the extra-long quote, but it just rings so true. There's a lot more were that came from, so click over and visit her.