The Price of Motherhood:

February 12th, 2013 posted by Mia Cronan

The Price of Motherhood : Why the Most Important Job in the World Is Still the Least Valued click for more info

“Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued.”

Ann Crittenden takes a new and intelligent approach to the topic of motherhood and how it is viewed in our society today. She argues that motherhood and the responsibility of raising children are revered, but mothers themselves are not. They are often the victim of discrimination and disadvantaged by our communities. Ms. Crittenden argues that it is unfair that most childcare is excluded from the gross national product and that at-home mothers are not counted in the workforce. She offers compelling interviews with mothers that support her theories and gives several examples of situations where children and families would have benefited had our society given more respect to the role of motherhood. As a traditional person by nature, I did question some of the theories supported by Ms. Crittenden, but I can also say that her examples are fascinating and should be read by today’s world. Editorial Review from Amazon: Mothers have long suspected that they’re getting the short end of the deal–finally, a highly respected economics journalist proves they’re not just griping. Despite all the lip service given to the importance of motherhood, American mothers are not only not paid for all the work they do, they are actually penalized for it. “The gift of care can be both selfless and exploited,” writes Ann Crittenden in this intrepid and groundbreaking work. Motherhood is dangerously undervalued–it’s now the single biggest risk factor for poverty in old age. Mothers lose out in forgone income if they stay at home, an inflexible job market makes part-time work scarce or inadequately paid, and in the case of divorce, they’re refused family assets by divorce laws that don’t count their unpaid work. More–> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0805066187/thefamilycorne02

Mia Cronan is a married full-time mother of three girls, ages 5, 3, and 1, living in Pennsylvania. She owns and edits www.MainStreetMom.com , the magazine for modern mothers with traditional values. Mia can be reached at [email protected] .

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Mia Cronan is a married full-time mother of three girls, ages 4, 3, and 1, living in Pennsylvania. She owns and edits www.MainStreetMom.com, the magazine for modern mothers with traditional values. Mia can be reached at [email protected].


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