24 Ways Our Working Mothers Had It Easier Than We Do

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Family vacations were pretty common


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In the 70’s and 80’s it was more common and more acceptable for people to ask for time off for family vacations. There were boozy beach trips, amusement parks, and road trips to see family for no particular reason. According to CNN, American workers of today are asking for less time off than at any time in the past four decades. This means that despite burnout and the demands of family, and despite how much you may really need a vacation with or without the kiddos, your mom probably spent more time reclining on a beach chair than you do. Vacations during those past decades tended to be cheaper as well, so maybe that’s why.

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