Motherhood

For many U.S. moms, pandemic brought increase in time spent caring for kids while doing other things

"For mothers whose youngest child was age 5 to 12, average time spent on secondary care increased by about 2.5 hours from 2019 to 2020, from an average of 5.8 to 8.2 hours a day, before dipping to an average of 7.1 hours a day in 2021." - Pew

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In Defense of Motherhood: What’s Wrong with “Birthing People”

"If a mother is just a birthing person . . . a mother’s child is not hers in any morally thick sense. If children are raised to believe parental authority is arbitrary, and if lawyers and policymakers ingest the same vision, then the rich network of claims and duties binding parents to children will become publicly unintelligible." - Public Discourse

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My ‘Mom Rage’ Is Understandable. But It’s Not Excusable.

"Though it’s largely assumed that mothers have natural, self-giving love for their children (and we do), being a mom does not preclude real, powerful darkness from growing in our hearts. ...'Mother rage can change you, providing access to parts of yourself you didn’t even know you had.'" - Christianity Today

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Can Dads Have It All? Or are child-rearing norms making both parents unhappy?

"Watching your kids all day makes parenting harder, which makes people have fewer kids, which means fewer siblings and neighbors to play with, which makes kids more dependent on parents for amusement, which makes parenting harder, and so on …" - Ross Douthat

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