Sally Placksin Poems

Sally Placksin Quotes

After your baby arrives, you yourself may feel like something of a present, albeit clumsy, wrapped in unmatched ribbons and bows, but new. Untried. Untested.
Sally Placksin (20th century), U.S. writer and producer. Mothering the New Mother, ch. 1 (1994).
If you are a new mother or about to become one, has anyone told you that much parenting is a learned behavior, not—as we have been led to believe—all instinct and motherwit.
Sally Placksin (20th century), U.S. writer and producer. Mothering the New Mother, ch. 1 (1994).
The myths about what we're supposed to feel as new mothers run strong and deep. . . . While joy and elation are surely present after a new baby has entered our lives, it is also within the realm of possibility that other feelings might crop up: neediness, fear, ambivalence, anger.
Sally Placksin (20th century), U.S. writer and producer. Mothering the New Mother, ch. 1 (1994).

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