In order to understand the issue (if it's that) is to read this column (Here, she argues provocatively that modern women must not be enslaved by their children). Kirwan-Taylor wants everyone to know that she loves her two boys, Christopher, aged 12, and Ivan, aged 10, very much. It's just that many tasks associated with motherhood leave her "bored rigid." She'd rather go shopping or have her hair done than attend another child's birthday party. Her disenchantment with mommy tasks began very early on, "when my eldest son was less than ten months old." When her children were young, she says became a workaholic to avoid having to spend time with them. She essentially let the nanny raise her sons. She says other moms tease her because of her lack of knowledge about her children's school life. Kirwan-Taylor says: But wait, it gets better: So what do you think? A bad mother or someone who is pushing the revolution further.