In that moment, it struck me that I had indeed birthed another baby. “The Momarchy” came as a result of sometimes unfocused but relentless energy. I experienced all of the anxiety, fear and anticipation that is normally associated with pregnancy.
After years of intense labor, it has finally been born. And, like all new mothers, I am nervous to be releasing my baby into the world. Some folks will like it and some won’t. While every author hopes their book will be a literary success, if “The Momarchy” touches just a few, it will have been worth the effort.
“Single mom Toussaint believes that “our professional, social, and romantic lives rotate around the needs of our children” and that our desire for “fairy tale existences free of pain and disappointment” is contributing to children’s insecurities. Taking back her life, she developed the “Momarchy,” which is basic adherence to the principle “When Mama is happy, everybody is happy.” While she credits life as a single mother as her only credentials, her story and advice nonetheless humorously incorporate what most long-term parenting research advises. This title isn’t a collection necessity, but it is certainly effective, realistic, humorous, and enjoyable. Good for you, Toussaint!”
From time to time, this blog will feature excerpts from “The Momarchy”. I look forward to your comments and feedback.