24 Ways Our Working Mothers Had It Easier Than We Do

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Kids participated in fewer activities

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We moms seem to be in a viscous cycle of signing our kids up for sports and activities, running them to said programs, watching them finish up a season, and then beginning all over again. There’s often overlap. Soccer and debate share a couple months of the year. Cheer leading and gymnastics go hand in hand sometimes. Most of our mothers didn’t have to worry about this. The driving, the helicoptering, wasn’t the trend when they were parenting. They didn’t feel the need to compete with other mothers’ children on a global scale. Now, we’re looking at our partners and saying things like, “Did you see kids in China are outpacing American kids in mathematics by a berjillion percent? Do you think little Miranda needs a math tutor?”

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