Anna Quindlen Playing God On No Sleep Analysis

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In Playing God on No Sleep, Anna Quindlen argues that motherhood can be difficult and overwhelming, because of the belief that God made mothers because He could not be everywhere. Quindlen is able to empathize and articulate why many mothers feel the need to be relived of the duties of motherhood. Quindlen believes “…[mothers are] meant to be all things to small people… (2001). However, she continues to insist that it is difficult to “be al things”, because of factors of being overwhelmed, stressed; and not having the opportunity to vent to friends, because more than likely they are experiencing the same stressors. She suggests that weight of motherhood was spread around families and towns, possibly reducing some of the added stressors of
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