A Different Standard for Mothers?

It was a rare moment. With my parents and children around the dinner table, we hit on a topic to which my mother and daughter both responded passionately. “You shouldn’t have children unless you are going to take care of them,” declared my mother. My...

Mother’s Work and the Holidays

In more ways than one, my work this season is causing me to take a fresh look at my time and priorities, at the meaning of the holidays, at what I want my children to experience this season. These changes are not easy, but I sense that for me they are good. Now in a...

Single Mothers Losing their Stigma

What do Katie Couric, Nicole Kidman, Camryn Manheim, J. K. Rowling and about 18 million American women have in common? They are single mothers. Couric, of “Today” on NBC, was widowed when her husband died of colon cancer. Actress Kidman was divorced by Tom...