The Kiddy Pool: Another Look at “Disappearing Mothers”

Katie Roiphe

Every week in The Kiddy Pool, Erin Newcomb confronts one of many issues that parents must deal with related to popular culture.Earlier this week, a colleague sent me a link to Katie Roiphe’s essay "Disappearing Mothers". I’ve found myself grappling with it ever since, trying to reconcile my appreciation for Roiphe’s premise with my intense dislike of her tone. She begins with the foundation of “the trend of women using photographs of their children instead of themselves as the main pictur … [Read more...]


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