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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

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JenBeee

Thanks for posting this - I'll check out Laura's book! I do feel like there's a fundamental misunderstanding out there about working mothers. Sure, I get tired and stressed out sometimes (as does my husband), but most days are happy ones. I don't think stay-at-home parents or part-time workers are any less frazzled. My husband and I both work full time and we split childcare duties. It's nice to know that when I'm on bath and bedtime patrol one night, he'll be taking care of it the next night. I think the reason some working mothers feel overwhelmed is that they're shouldering an unfair and unequal portion of the housework and childcare - the infamous second shift. We're fortunate to have jobs that rarely force us to work more than 40 hours a week, and our commutes are very short. But I know that not everyone is in such a favorable position. Especially in this economy, where it's wise to hold on to the job you have, even if it sucks.

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