Dispelling our most cherished myths about working mothers, Suzanne Venker argues that woman can’t be the boss both at work and at home. Pursuing a full time, demanding career and raising children—particularly young children—are all-consuming tasks. Something’s got to give.
In 7 Myths, Venker fearlessly tackles the most contentious issues of working motherhood: women’s equality, family economics, the notion of “quality time,” women’s guilt and stress, and daycare. In each chapter, she exposes a different myth working mothers depend upon—drawing on extensive research and her own experience as a mother and a teacher.
The result is a powerful case for the link between the problems of today’s children and the absence of mothers from the home.
“Suzanne’s commitment to women, to children, to marriages, to women, is huge.” — Dr. Laura Schlessinger
“Venker brings a disarming dose of common sense to the arguments she forthrightly makes.” — Kate O’Beirne, author, attorney, and former panelist on The Capital Gang