Melinda M Marshall Poems

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So I begin to understand why my mother's radar is so sensitive to criticism. She still treads the well-worn ruts of her youth, when her impression of mother was of a woman hard to please, frequently negative, and rarely satisfied with anyone—least of all herself.
Melinda M. Marshall (20th century), U.S. author and editor. Good Enough Mothers, ch. 3 (1993).
Some days your hat's off to the full-time mothers for being able to endure the relentless routine and incessant policing seven days a week instead of two. But on other days, merely the image of this woman crafting a brontosaurus out of sugar paste and sheet cake for her two-year-old's birthday drives a stake through your heart.
Melinda M. Marshall (20th century), U.S. author and editor. Good Enough Mothers, ch. 3 (1993).
Working mothers are just as likely to want to conform to a standard of perfection—and just as likely to suffer from their failure to meet it—as their stay-at-home counterparts.
Melinda M. Marshall (20th century), U.S. writer and editor. Good Enough Mothers, ch. 4 (1993).

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