The Mommy Wars

Once again NerdDad came home with a great blog post for me to read. We all know about the mommy wars; working moms vs the stay at homes. Jane Galt was commenting in why there is a battle at all. I really agree with most of what she said about why the battle is raging, especially:

If there’s One Right Way to raise a child, I certainly don’t know what it is, so I’ll stay out of that battle. But I would like to point out that if you think you’ve found the One Right Way to raise YOUR child, then it does indeed make sense to fight hard to persuade as many other women as possible to make the same choice. If you are at home, working mothers are your enemy, at least until they chuck the rat race, and vice versa.

Why do I say this? Simple: having the majority of people live the way you do has significant positive externalities.

I don’t agree with the idea that having NerdDad compete with working mother is a problem for him and his salary. Now, we all know that NerdDad is brilliant and can throw down in the software areana with anyone, so there is no worries;). Go read the article and let me know what you thought!

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  1. Thanks for this great post on working homeschooling moms, I was searching for something along the lines of this and in the top 20 results at google, yours was the most informed and well presented. I was wondering, do you think Home Schooling would make a great topic for a future post here? Or did you do that already?

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