In most families, it’s financially essential to maintain or, in my case, reintroduce two incomes. By not being collectively honest about how Americans care for their kids and provide an income, most of us are left to perform the juggling act on our own and pretend we have it all under control.
From here in The Atlantic – “Supermoms Should Tell The Truth About Their Perfect Lives” by Melissa Stanton. And yes to more honesty from parents about how they are managing to combine work and family, particularly those who appear to be doing it successfully. I hope after two great pieces from The Atlantic on this topic that we get lost for a while in a giant festival of ‘work life balance’ truth-telling.