We Celebrate a Variety of Views of Motherhood

Motherhood is warm and cozy some of the time. But it can also mean joining the feminization of migrant workers, struggling with the costs of child care, wishing for paychecks that aren’t fake. Here’s a sampling of stories from our archives.

Dear Mom, Thanks for Nurturing the U.S. Economy

Some mothers will be getting a fake paycheck from their kids this Sunday. Nice, but here’s what we really need: tax credits for caregivers, more investment in child care and early childhood education, programs such as parental leave.

Let’s Take Luck Out of the ‘Boss Lottery’

Today–National Boss’s Day–belongs to that critical person in the life of a working mother who provides the flexibility we all need. The author found a pair of winning-ticket bosses, but U.S. working mothers should not have to rely on the luck of the draw.

Working Moms Not Exhausted? Oh Yes We Are

Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett in their recent piece for WeNews were too dismissive of Anne Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic article about the pressures of combining work and family. Slaughter expresses the pain of stressed-out young American families.