For a worryingly large number of women, motherhood automatically equates with poverty – a problem that is rapidly getting worse.
by Marilyn Watkins
The sentimental gloss of Mother’s Day ads only shows the joys and comforts of being a mom, ignoring how tough it often is. The anxieties of sleepless nights, health crises, and potential dangers as our children explore the world may be in part unavoidable, but public policy and cultural norms sure make being a mother harder than it should be.
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