In significant ways, working parents – both men and women—have it much easier than in the past, with laws and policies that protect against discrimination and far more professional opportunities, especially for women. On the home front, it’s much more acceptable for men to split child-rearing and household tasks with their partners. Technology has eased life for many working parents, allowing them to have much more flexibility in their schedules and to work remotely – although tech advances also mean that some managers expect work to be done anytime, anywhere.
All of these advances, though, have ratcheted the pressure on working moms, especially, who sometimes feel inadequate if they don’t succeed on all fronts – at work and in the home. “Some women today say this places unrealistic expectations on mothers and leaves them feeling exhausted or imperfect if they don’t achieve success in all realms,” Sara once wrote.
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