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The Mommy Wars Revisited

'I Was an At-Home Mom'

Stepping off the career fast track had its costs, but this mother wouldn’t have it any other way

Before I had kids, everything pointed to me being a working mom. The women's movement was in full bloom. My own mom had worked, managing my father's law practice, and my three sisters and I were encouraged to pursue careers. I was married at 21, and my husband and I agreed to wait until we bought a house to start a family. My public relations job was fun. So why, just before I turned 30 and my first baby was born, did I decide to stay home and back-burner my career? … Back to Article

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