Mother Issues

April 15, 2012
(was 03.27.2011)

It seems everyone has something to say about motherhood.  A lot of people have advice.  Others just have... issues.   In this hour of To The Best of Our Knowledge -- the tricky topic of motherhood.   Linda Gray Sexton remembers her mother, the troubled poet Anne Sexton.  Jeannette Walls talks about growing up homeless.  And Ayelet Waldman explains how being a bad mother, isn't really all that bad.

  1. Jeannette Walls on Growing Up Lower Than Poor

    For Jeannette Walls, one of the things she struggled with most was keeping her past a secret from just about everyone.

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  2. Linda Gray Sexton on the Legacy of Suicide

    Linda Gray Sexton describes in vivid detail her own, lifelong battle against depression and suicide.

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  3. Margaret D. Jacobs on the Removal of Indigenous Children

    Margaret D. Jacobs studies early 20th century policies in both the U.S. and Australia, that removed indigenous children from their homes.

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  4. Erin Clune on Tiger Mothers

    These days, it seems motherhood has become a struggle just to stay on top of the latest self-help trend.

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  5. Ayelet Waldman on Trying to Be a Decent Mother

    Waldman recounts many stories about what she calls "the perils and joys of trying to be a decent mother in a world intent on making you feel like a bad one."

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