on the time magazine story (are u mom enough) that everyone’s talking about: i don’t have any problems with pictures of mothers breastfeeding their kids, even if their kids r toddlers, but i do have a problem with the pressure that’s implicit in these national discussions on perfect motherhood. the women featured in the story have not only been nursing their kids for years but they’ve obviously been drinking kale shakes and working out religiously. i haven’t read the entire article yet but i’m sure that they’re also the CEOs of profitable companies. it’s that kind of societal vision of what it means to be a super-woman that i find v narrow and misguided. leave women alone. let them make their own choices about what they choose to wear, how they choose to mate and what motherhood means to them. harper’s magazine did a great story in their march issue. it’s called “the tyranny of breast-feeding: new mothers vs. la leche league.” the article talks about the v political basis of the breastfeeding debate (money and propaganda r involved obviously) and should be required reading for all women. there is no “picture” of perfect motherhood – every woman has to figure it out for herself.