When a woman becomes a mother, her relationships, her professional identity and her sense of self will never be the same again. The fact is, the presence of children does not simply add to the lives of their parents, it transforms them completely.

 
  • ... seldom have the conundrums of a whole generation of middle-class women been so clearly and so sympathetically expressed. Maushart has written a feminist classic.
    — THE SUNDAY TIMES (LONDON) )
  • A gust of fresh air and an antidote to romantic notions of motherhood. Susan Maushart writes with terrific verve and style.
    — SHEILA KITZINGER, MBE