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Why putting your career first is actually good for your kids

Research shows that working mothers are just as capable as parents and their kids have just as good if not better outcomes, says parenting author Lara Bazelon

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American law professor and author Lara Bazelon

American law professor and author Lara Bazelon

Ambitious Like A Mother

Ambitious Like A Mother

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American law professor and author Lara Bazelon

Working mums often find themselves in a common bind: they often feel that they have to parent as though they don’t work, and perform in the professional workplace as though they don’t have children.

Ambition is a toxic, complicated state for women to begin with, and this goes doubly so for mothers. Just ask Hilary Clinton, who back in 1992 endured a decades-long backlash (and never really recovered from it) after noting: “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was pursue my profession.”


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