All On One Plate: Cultural Expectations on American Mothers


All On One Plate is an anthropological study of 140 middle-class mothers who share the highs and lows of their parenting, relationship, and work experiences.  The book interweaves real-life stories, the latest academic research, and in-depth cultural analysis to offer a complex portrait of today’s mothers. 


Topics covered include: What is a good mom, pressure, guilt, & judgment; the transition to motherhood; negotiating relationship issues and the division of labor after having children; balancing work and parenting; overseeing safety, good nutrition and exercise; instilling a positive body image; managing screen time; curbing entitlement; activities and achievement; and raising good kids.


The book concludes with what makes mothers feel successful and the best advice ever from other moms!