Willow Yamauchi is a Vancouver-based writer and artist. A self proclaimed Bad Mommy, Willow believes women need to stop lying to themselves and to others about the Mommy experience-only the truth shall set us free.
Willow parents two children with her husband, Ron. Despite everything, they appear to have survived most of their childhood.
Do you have a name such as Willow, River, Oak or Sunshine? Have you ever lived on a commune, or done yoga naked with your family? If yes, then you are an Adult Child of Hippies (ACOH). Adult Children of Hippies grew up in extreme conditions: eating sprouts, and lugging herbal tea in their Thermoses to school (if they were fortunate enough to make i …
Women are expected to embrace the beautiful gift of becoming a Mommy. Giving birth, nourishing our young – these things are the fulfillment of a life’s ambition.
You’ll be spoken of in the same breath as patriotism and apple pie. There you’ll be: on a pedestal, admired, happy. All you have to do is be a Good Mommy.
Alas, that is a lie. That c …