I was reading MommaBlogga this morning and Jordan metions a recent Pew study that shows being a parent these days is hard than it was years ago. And not only does it seem like it’s harder to be a parent, the study also states that mothers who were raising children 20-30 years ago think mothers today are doing a worse job. Great.
Either way you cut it, it IS more diffiult being a mother today. Besides the various societal factors (media, Internet, everything), women WORK outside the home. 20-30 years ago, most did not. So now, mothers have all of the responsibilities that mothers did 20-30 years ago, PLUS working 40 hours a week outside the home.
Again, I beg the question, how has the father’s role changed (generally) and what sacrifices has he (collectively) made? I wonder. Please fill me in if you have any answers.