To be a mother

"I can't imagine wanting to be a mother," my young friend exclaimed. "How can you possibly know everything you need to know? How do you even know who to go to if you have questions? And once you decide to be a mother, you're stuck with the decision for years and years and years!"

My friend's questions are important, and it's encouraging to find people carefully examining their views on motherhood. The decision to become a parent is especially momentous, since it has such far-reaching influences and is hardly retractable. Yet motherhood is not a sudden, herculean assignment with grueling deadlines but no guideposts and no compensation.

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