The Village PeopleI love, love, love Bunmi Laditan. You do, too, but you may not know her by name. She’s the brilliance behind The Honest Toddler, is a terrific writer, blogger, and brand manager. And probably a terrific mom, although I don’t know her personally.
(I do know Kelly Corrigan personally, thanks to my friend who invited me to tag along to a meet and greet because she is one of my personal heroes but that’s another story.)
Anyway, Bunmi. I loved this piece, published this week on HuffPost. In it, she writes about the village that we modern moms are missing. “I miss the village I never had. The one with mothers doing the washing side by side, clucking and laughing hysterically, tired in body but quick in spirit.”
Bunmi is brill, but I believe that she is using the literary tool of hyperbole in her essay. She’s got…
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