“'Tending' is a much-needed, powerful, primal scream that mothers are not alone and are not defective. And “the mother” is not limited just to women who give birth. In a span of a few chapters, we see Amy Henderson survive PTSD from her work in the Peace Corp, launch an international organization with Van Jones and PRINCE and basically give birth on her own in a bathroom with a smile at the end. And, yet, even she felt inadequate. Her story, complete with copious research of hundreds of interviews, is one of power, gaslighting, redemption, and ferocious love. And, hey dads and potential dads? Pay special attention to chapter five. It will change your life."