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How Parenting Became a Full-Time Job and Why That's Bad for Women

Click here for reuse options! Has the work of motherhood expanded in order to keep women constrained? The other day, a stranger asked me if I worked, and I answered “part-time.” Another woman who knows me corrected me. “You work all the time,” she said and winked. “A mother’s work never ends.” I conceded the point; with two kids, one of whom has significant disabilities, I do in fact feel like I’m busting my tail 24/7.
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