3 Reasons I Work for Money

I'm joining the Patheos posts on the Mommy wars, including Rebecca Cusey's Beyond the Mommy-Wars Bumper Sticker,“Can you cut your trip short and come home?” came the woeful voice over the phone on the first day of my 3rd business trip this spring.“No, I can’t,” I said, “I’m sorry.”“But I NEED you,” said the child. “You’ve got to come home and discipline (sibling’s name)!”Enter a gazillion opportunities to feel guilty with even more judgments.Tina Fey writes in Bossy Pants, “T … [Read more...]

Beyond the Mommy-Wars Bumpersticker: The Many Shades of Mommies

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I have never met a woman who has “never worked a day in her life.”But here are women I do know: A mom with a high-powered job and a husband with a high-powered job who works her Blackberry like a crazy person while driving her sons to soccer, plays, and school events. Always tired, usually happy. A mom who trained as a lawyer and regrets the school debt that keeps her in the office and out of her home. A mom who married while still in college, had her first child immediately, teaches mus … [Read more...]


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