Not being maximally risk-averse is sensible. But when the worst happens, we must find a way to live with the knowledge that we didn’t do all we could. No parent is immune from this.
The main perpetuator of women as default caregivers is family law, specifically custody law in the case of divorce.
Women are standing in the way of their own joy because they have bought into a peculiarly destructive myth: that anything they do not know how to do cannot be done.
The sleep training thing is indicative of a larger problem. After the dawn of the baby boomers, parenting morphed into pleasing, and then my generation took that to the next evolution.
The ‘opt-out revolution’ of highly educated moms who take time off work to raise children includes me. Now I’m on the way back in.
Kellyanne Conway’s remarks are not shocking. This is merely a kick-ass career lady opening up about what’s inside her head on a topic of great interest.
Without pushing my daughter into the kind of education I had always wanted but didn’t have as a poor immigrant, I gained a daughter who appreciates the good in life.
Stop pretending all mothers sacrifice more by giving birth than our combat troops do by fighting.
Like most holidays, Mother’s Day can come loaded with high expectations for us moms. Protect yourself from the inevitable disappointment, because no day is ever perfect.
To claim that regular, long breaks from one’s children are necessary to mental health is to fight the reality that the season of one’s life has changed.
We measure careers by earnings, specialization, and competition for entry. But motherhood deserves entirely different criteria for respect.
It’s not an injustice to prosecute mothers who stand by while others beat their children to death.
It’s hard enough to be a modern mother without your own mother using you and your child as a political campaign focal point.
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