Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor

“or women who care deeply about their other roles and identities, keeping that snake at bay—only swallowing up to the toe or knee, say—is crucial to mental health and well-being.”

The Retreat to Cuteness

It is a painful but not surprising irony that mothers spend their days surrounded by art supplies  while making little if any art. Instead, as the great god of guilt and inspiration Pinterest documents, middle-class U.S. mothers are masters of crafts for their families. I have never liked “crafts” of this kind. Some of this…