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Mogul, Mom, & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman by Liz O'Donnell

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What About the Men:Why We Need to Talk AboutParenting, Not Mothering

Why, in 2012, seventy years after Rosie the Riveter emerged as a symbol of women’s power and value in the workplace, is a major American business magazine confirming that mothers can indeed be CEOs? Shouldn’t we already know that? We should, but we’re not all convinced. And part of the problem is the common sentiment, reinforced by our president, that being a mother is the hardest job. That is not true.

Mothering Is Not the Hardest Job

After the Ann Romney and Hillary Rosen dispute about working mothers during the last presidential election, I wrote a blog post in which I said, mothering is not the hardest job, parenting is. If we are ever going to get past the gender gap ...

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