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When Mothers Work: Loving Our Children Without Sacrificing Our Selves

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Drawing on the latest research and discussions with prominent psychologists, Peters explains our deep-seated resistance to mothering (and fathering) in new ways. With portraits of a dozen real families—corporate and blue collar, religious and secular, step- and single parents, urban and suburban—Peters illustrates the strategies that make this new family life succeed.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 22nd 1968 by Da Capo Press
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Kelly
Jul 29, 2008 Kelly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: moms who aren't easily hurt by a difference of opinion
prepare to be offended. I am really enjoying this book, but taking it with a grain of salt. It is super interesting, and definitely different... but (as most would) she is unabashedly pushing to prove her thesis that not only can mothers work but they SHOULD! Pretty controversial. I don't agree (Why can't anyone have true BALANCE... its all SHAM or Worker bees, but no true in between).

What I do like:

That she is offensive... I like books that make me think and make me defensive. I must be a glu
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Sep 18, 2010 Andrea rated it it was ok
This book was also sent to me by the employee assistance program. I only read part of the first chapter. It seems ridiculously biased. I don't know if I will pick it up again or not.

Three months after I wrote the above bit, I found the book on my desk and started reading it. There were a few interesting parts, but mostly I didn't like it. For one thing, it was crazy out of date which was especially noticeable when she talks about the costs of living. Also, all of the families that she used as e
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