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A Peek Into the Life of a Working Mom: What I Want for Mother’s Day

“Working mothers' laughter comes hardest when our double life is revealed for what it is: a juggling act in which the balls can drop at any time, invariably on our own head.” -Allison Pearson   Rece ntly there has been more attention about the demands that working moms confront.   Indeed, in increasingly more homes we are the primary breadwinner and also do the majority of the housework.   That means that we are long on obligations and short on time.   I’ll save my discussion about gender equity and justice for another post. Instead, I’ll focus on the end result.   We simply have less time for ourselves, which is unfortunate. However, the real travesty is that we have less time for our children.   While it is true that fathers should do more, the reality is we often don’t want them to.   Out of all of the things that I have to do, the time with my children is the most enjoyable.   The only time that seems like “work” is when I am exhausted from doing everything else. Most