Ellen - posted on 10/27/2008 ( 8 moms have responded )
I am a SAHM and freelance writer researching a story I am writing for a national women's magazine.
Often motherhood has a lot in common with 7th grade politics. Mothers shun other mothers for reasons not understood by the "victim". I am attempting to explore this topic from the perspective of the women who "do the shunning." The point of this article would be to discover if there is an underlying reason why the common experience of motherhood is not always a reason for women to bond.
Please feel free to speak honestly and candidly. The name of anyone who answers this post would be undisclosed in the final article. However I would need an email address/phone number to contact you with subsequent questions if necessary. So, if you would like to be considered for the article I would ask that you email me at email@example.com for a more in depth interview.
Otherwise, please feel free to use this forum as a starting point for this discussion. There is a possibility I would use excerpts from this discussion thread in the article.
I hope to hear from some of you soon.
Ellen Askin Bailey