What We Talk About, When We Talk About Motherhood

I’ve been sick this week and didn’t quite have it in me to eek out a post for today. Hopefully you can enjoy a post I wrote about a year ago, instead. I hope to be back posting new stuff this Monday!


I’m going into business for myself…I’m getting married tomorrow…It’s gonna be all right. I’m gonna settle down. I’m through with the newspaper business.
-Hildy Johnson, His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday is more than just the title of my blog, it’s also a great, classic movie starring two of my favorites, Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. (More on why my blog is named after this film, here.) But we also share more than a name; my blog and this film also offer fast paced dialogue, sharp wit and a love for journalism. Well,  at least I like to think they have all that in common…

But more than the humor, I love Russell’s character, Hildy, and the surprisingly modern dilemma she faces:

And that my friends, is my farewell to the newspaper game. I’m gonna be a woman, not a news-getting machine. I’m gonna have babies and take care of them…

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