Myth of the 'Perfect Mom.'

In honor of Women's History month, a University of Michigan communications professor took aim at the myth of the "perfect mom" during a recent lecture at Northern Illinois University. A local newspaper quoted Professor Susan Douglas as attacking the media's distorted, perfectionist images of mothers -- particularly of celebrity moms - saying that these images pressure non-celeb moms in every aspect of their lives, from their work choices and parenting, to their post-pregnancy appearance.