The Overdue Life of Amy Byler Themes & Motifs

Kelly Harms
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Response to Amy’s Momspringa

The response to Amy’s momspringa helps to define what it means to be a good mother in modern society. Harms takes the opportunity to share with the reader a variety of different ways people react to Amy’s decision to take some time out for herself. Some are supportive and believe that mothers should have the opportunity to have time to themselves. Others criticize Amy and call her a bad mother for wanting to be away from her children. The public perception of Amy’s behavior influences her ultimate decision that she can be a good mother and still attend to her own needs.

Many people who read about Amy’s momspringa believe that single women should feel no guilt about taking care of themselves or spending time away from their children occasionally. Amy at first does not believe Talia or...

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