Maternal Desire by Daphne de Marneffe
On Children, Love, and the Inner Life

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Supermom is at the end of her rope. "Maternal Desire" shows mothers who work a full-time job and take care of their family that there is another way. The author explores maternal enjoyment as she does maternal anxiety, and offers not just understanding but the exhilaration of seeing a universal frustration discussed clearly for the first time.

About Daphne de Marneffe

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de Marneffe is a clinical psychologist experienced in treating adults and children.
Published June 27, 2009 by Little, Brown and Company. 416 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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De Marneffe studies, among other things, feminism (which, she says, fought for the right to have children but neglected the right to care for children), the feelings of ambivalence and pleasure in raising children and the role of other care providers (including fathers) as she strives to evaluate...

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