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motherhood and apple pie

A core principle, value, belief, characteristic, aspect, etc., of the United States of America or its citizens. Sometimes used sarcastically or ironically. If you've ever wondered what it means to be an American, just look at Bob Fisk down the street—he's about as motherhood and apple pie as it gets. It doesn't surprise me at all that their tax overhaul would turn out this ridiculous—after all, convoluted taxes are as American as motherhood and apple pie.
See also: and, apple, motherhood, pie

as American as motherhood and apple pie

Considered a core principle, value, belief, belief, characteristic, aspect, etc., of the United States of America or its citizens. Sometimes used sarcastically or ironically. A: "I've never really liked baseball." B: "Really? But it's as American as motherhood and apple pie!" It doesn't surprise me at all that their tax overhaul would turn out this ridiculous—after all, convoluted taxes are as American as motherhood and apple pie.

motherhood and apple pie

Fig. an often parodied sentiment expressed about allegedly quintessential elements of American home life. Fred is so old-fashioned. Everything about old times is good to him. He's all motherhood and apple pie.
See also: and, apple, motherhood, pie
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Most moms never feel the need to be emancipated from motherhood, and if they do seek "me" time, it's periodic.
This is an attempt to make healthcare services accessible and affordable to all categories of patients," said Vijayrathna V, CEO, Motherhood Hospitals.
It may surprise you to learn, then, that discussion of motherhood in feminist theory is, once again, forbidden.
Above all, Ivette will advise you on how to master this whole motherhood thing without losing yourself.
Film and media academic, Rebecca Feasey, (https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/From_Happy_Homemaker_to_Desperate_Housew.html?id=nIlJ7EJr1RcC&redir_esc=y) observes that "irrespective of the reality of celebrity pregnancy, delivery or the ensuing maternal role, what is represented is an orchestrated and deliberately considered image of motherhood".
It explores whether there might be more to some cases of postpartum depression than just chemical imbalances, saying that expressions of regret, if heard, "add a missing location on the emotional roadmap of motherhood."
As O'Reilly states, feminism has viewed motherhood as oppressive, essentialist, and opposed to the unencumbered self.
What scares you about motherhood? Everything scares me!
I refer to this as the 'threshold requirement' for surrogate motherhood, following the judgment in AB and Another v Minister of Social Development.
Under Russian Family Code neither spouses who gave a permission for the implantation of embryo to another woman nor a surrogate mother have a right to dispute a motherhood and fatherhood, referring to the circumstances linked to surrogate motherhood, after a registration of parents in the register book of births.
MOTHERHOOD IS ONE OF THE most enduring and consequential rites of passage to adult femininity for women.
TV3 star Aisling O'Loughlin has admitted motherhood can be "boring".
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a meeting on women's rights that gender equality was contrary to nature and said feminists did not recognize the value of motherhood. Erdogan, whose conservative ideology often raises hackles in more liberal segments of Turkish society, said women's "delicate" nature meant it was impossible to place them on an equal footing with men.
Throughout Baby Steps: Having the Child I Always Wanted (Just Not as I Expected), Elisabeth Rohm recounted her life journey through love, her relationship with her mother, her desire for motherhood, her struggles with infertility, the birth of her child, and the joys of motherhood.
It was therefore with apprehension and eagerness that I approached Irene Vilar's 2009 memoir, Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict.