Emma Thompson and the Concept of the Happy Mom

Esteemed actress Emma Thompson recently took a one year sabbatical from her work because she wanted to focus on mothering her 14-year-old daughter. During the year, she taught drama at her daughter's school, cooked, and spent time with her.  I have read a lot of comments about this event which relate to the popular line, "what children really need is a happy mom." Then, of course, many people write in to say that they are happier as a working mom, or happier as a traveling mom, or happier as a SAHM, etc....more
TheBlackTortoise Thank you for your thoughtful comment - very good point about emotional and ...more