At a time when more and more women are transgressing the rules of a frozen patriarchal society, when minds finally seem to be waking up and lifestyles are flourishing in a claimed eclecticism, the condition of motherhood could finally escape the unique and reductive scheme to which it was confined for a long time. If there are a thousand ways to become a mother, the path of love is now the only guide to go towards your own truth...
Innate vocation or senseless act of love, becoming a mother, however intimidating, is no longer the prerogative of a category of established women. In its infancy but led by a determined generation, society is abolishing gender boundaries and other stereotypes, to promote the advent of a new mother in whom everyone can identify.
Free in our parenting choices
Biological, adoptive, natural or medically assisted mother, stepmother, wife or single mother… the terminologies are numerous but are not enough to describe the infinite diversity of each person's situation.
Nevertheless, if they can take various forms that are less and less subject to controversy, the family and parenthood are still at the center of all attention. Particularly subject to the assessments of third parties, the mother remains scrutinized, gauged from the first weeks of pregnancy. Because if becoming a mother is not a duty, it necessarily involves its share of choices. The best food for the baby in utero, the question of breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, the co-sleeping or solo cradle option, the potty solution or the preparation of homemade purees: the more or less benevolent judgments around the good assumptions of the child are going well, going so far as to question the mother herself when her choices are judged, often very subjectively, to be inconsistent.
If Élhée campaigns for the recognition of a contemporary, modern and liberated family, it is above all to preserve the free will of the parents, the mother in particular. Rid of clichés, this leading role can only be guided by the instinctive, primary and elementary feelings that indisputably bind a child to his mother.