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Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 in Economy, Family, Society, Women | 4 comments

Everyone is wrong: The surprising advantage to being a working mom (Guest Voice)

Everyone is wrong: The surprising advantage to being a working mom (via Pando Daily)

By Sarah Lacy On June 15, 2013I’ve been leaning in so much lately I’m in danger of falling over. As regular readers know, my own biological clock and career trajectory have coincided with an interesting time in women’s employment rights. Just as the debate has raged over whether or not the paucity…

  • Momzworld

    I have a very engaged husband who doesn’t balk at being alone with two small kids.

    Brava! to Sarah Lacy But the key statement is the quote above. 50 years ago most husbands I knew would have pulled back from any support or very little of a wife with small children following such a demanding career. Women’s choices were limited by cultural attitudes such as to completely discourage all but the bravest and strongest from embarking on anything but the traditional be a nurse, teacher, secretary or hair dresser. Just my going to work in a business office when all my children were in school all day became the reason of choice that my husband chose to cheat on our marriage which ended in divorce 30+ years ago. Cultural attitudes have changed among younger people at least, which I’m gratified to see. But among men in their 60’s and 70’s? Probably not so much.

  • Momzworld

    I didn’t intend for the “block” to include my own remarks!

  • roro80

    Awesome article, thanks for posting

  • KP

    Oddly enough, when I was a young woman in my 20s in this industry, I was struck by how many people I didn’t know wanted me to fail. As a woman nearing 40 with two kids, I am stuck by how many people who don’t know me want to succeed.

    Love this article. Well done, Sarah.

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