24 Ways Our Working Mothers Had It Easier Than We Do

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Just put them in the car and go

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Nowadays, car seats are mandated, regulated, and still as clunky as carrying around a strapless purse full of heavy groceries (seriously, can someone work on that?). Yet, for many of our moms, it’s not something they ever had to worry about. The first child passenger laws didn’t even make land until the mid 80’s, and they were decidedly less exacting than the ones we operate under. Up until then, kids were cavorting around the backseat like it was a personal jungle gym. Lap sitters were fine, and it was okay if your car was an older make without straps at all. The things a mom was forced to lug around were considerably less.

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