I literally think I’m dying!!! I’m screaming in pain as my first baby is being born – it feels like I’m shitting a hippo!!! – and Peter is crying and then I’m holding her and it feels like the most feminist thing in the world anyone could ever do. I love my children!!! And suddenly I feel, Woomph, I’m creative, I’m going to write five columns and a book while I’m breast-feeding. Wowzer!! If you want a job done, ask a working mother. They are the most productive people in the UNIVERSE.
From ‘How to Be a Woman’ by Caitlin Moran (http:///theguardian/books/2011/jun/20/how-to-be-a-woman)