(see also Women's Movements, Feminism, Reproductive Rights, Teen Pregnancy, & Breastfeeding, Anti-War Movements Past & Anti-War Movements Today)
Working Mothers of the World Unite! Katherine Ellison, San Jose Mercury News (7/17/05).
New "Mommy Wars": A Fight Against Pop Culture's Excess. Linda Feldmann, Christian Science Monitor (5/6/05).
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Million Mom March. Gun control.
Motherhood Project. Working to promote a mothers' renaissance, sponsors of Erickson & Aiola, The Motherhood Study (2005).
Mothers Acting Up. Organizing to ensure the health, education & safety of every child.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Prototype of a very successful mothers' movement.
Mothers Movement Online. Indispensable.
Bell, Elouise. "Matriotism," Earth Island Journal (6/02).
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Berry, Cecelie (ed.) Rise Up Singing: Black Women Writers on Motherhood (NY: Doubleday, 2004).
Brown, Brené. Women & Shame: Reaching Out, Speaking Truths, & Building Connection (?: 3C, 2004).
Buchanan, Andrea. Mother Shock: Loving Every (Other) Minute of It (Seattle: Seal, 2003).
Crittenden, Ann. The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued (NY: Metropolitan, 2001).
de Marneffe, Daphne. Maternal Desire: On Children, Love, & the Inner Life (Boston: Little, Brown, 2004).
Douglas, Susan J. & Meredith W. Michaels. The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood & How It Has Undermined Women (NY: Free Press, 2004).
Edin, Katherine & Maria Kefalas. Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood before Marriage (Berkeley: U. of California, 2005).
Ellison, Katherine. The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes Us Smarter (NY: Basic Books, 2005).
Erickson, Martha Farrell & Enola Aird. The Motherhood Study: Fresh Insights on Mothers' Attitudes & Concerns (Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota, 2005).
Fox, Faulkner. Dispatches from a Not So Perfect Life, or How I Learned to Love the House, the Man, the Child (NY: Harmony, 2003).
Jacobs, Jerry A. & Kathleen Gerson. The Time Divide: Work, Family, & Gender Inequality (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2004).
Lamott, Anne. Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year (NY: Pantheon, 1993).
Lazarre, Jane. The Mother Knot: A Memoir  (NY: Random House, 2004).
Peskowitz, Myriam. The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars: Who Decides What Makes a Good Mother? (Emeryville CA: Seal, 2005).
Smith, Janna Malamud. A Potent Spell: Mother Love & the Power of Fear (NY: Houghton Mifflin, 2003).
Swigart, Jane. The Myth of the Bad Mother: The Emotional Realities of Mothering (NY: Doubleday, 1991).
Warren, Elizabeth & Amelia Warren Tyagi. The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers & Fathers Are Going Broke (NY: Basic, 2003).
Williams, Joan. Unbending Gender: Why Family & Work Conflict & What to Do About It (NY: Oxford, 2000).
Wolf, Naomi. Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Motherhood (NY: Random House, 1997).
__________. Misconceptions: Truth, Lies & the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood (NY: Doubleday, 2001).
Wylie, Philip. Generation of Vipers (NY: Rinehart, 1942). Source of a perennial sterotype of "momism."