Moms vs. Stay-At-Home Moms"
Newsweek recently broached the hot topic of women
choosing between having a career and staying home
with the kids with its feature, “The Myth
of the Perfect Mother.” Today’s guests
reside on both sides of the spectrum and talk
with Larry today about their views. Learn more
about the debate below:
Stay-at-home moms Rae and Kristi say being a
full-time mother gives their family invaluable
benefits, while working mothers Dawn and Ribka
maintain they can hold fulfilling careers while
staying involved with their children’s lives.
Rae believes many of today’s societal issues
stem from parents entering the workplace, and
Kristi adds that her children are more likely
to be good citizens and students under her 24/7
care. However, Dawn and Ribka say that their balanced
lives are preferable and that neither of them
feel like “less than a mother” for
Toni and Joey are married and childless by choice.
They made a pact years ago that they would never
have children and have even joined No Kidding,
a social and support group for childless couples.
Toni says that she has never felt the drive to
be a mother and that it would be unfair to have
children unless she was willing to give 100% to
them. Currently, the couple is exploring vasectomy
Chris, a mother of five, completely disagrees
with their approach and even goes as far as calling
Toni and Joey selfish. She believes that a life
without children is empty and that humans have
a duty to procreate.
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