Mothers Still Face Societal Conflict Yet Hold Power for Change

“I’m my kid’s mom,” Dr. Laura Schlesinger dares mothers to announce with unflinching pride whenever asked what they do for a living. Forget years of being a bookkeeper, graduate student, professional dancer or marketing executive, the only job worth claiming, insists Dr. Laura, is the one at home.

But humans can’t be branded so easily no matter how comforting it is to ignore the contradictions that still exist for mothers today. A woman’s identity is multi-faceted, resistant to convenient packaging by guilt-soaked slogans that on the surface, are indefensible. Read More…



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