working mom guilt
Guilt can make you a worse parent ... in case you didn't feel guilty enough.
No longer able to spring out of bed, we're getting our days started later. This leaves us with less time to get everyone ready, fed and out the door on time. It also means there's a lot more frenetic energy bouncing around our house.
Yes, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau asked for help. And with that request, a firestorm has ensued that has attacked her station. I don't mean her ambiguously political role as the spouse of Canada's prime minister or her status of privilege. I very much mean her standing as a working mother.
After I announced my first pregnancy at work, the head of my business took me aside and said these words to me: "I know you're pregnant and I want to be sure you stay healthy, but unless you tell me otherwise, I will not lower the bar for you."
The field of developmental psychology is monopolized by women who simply do not want to make working mothers feel bad. I would say the same is true of reporters and editors. As a society, we really ought to be more concerned about the welfare of young children than grown women.
Last week in this column, I explained how mom guilt works. It allows us to feel good about ourselves even when we think we
At some point, many moms will wrap up their maternity leave and return to the work. Whether they have hired a nanny or are
"I don't know how she does it." It's a line every stressed-out, guilt-ridden working mom has caught herself saying when she