24: The Myth of the “Mommy Wars”

One of the biggest challenges a woman faces when she becomes a mom is deciding what to do about her professional aspirations and her need for childcare. This episode examines the “Mommy Wars” narrative that claims mothers who choose to return to work and mothers who decide to stay home are “divided into hostile, defensive camps”. 

Is this true? What are the costs and benefits of returning to work full-time or leaving the paid workforce? Do mothers have to choose? 

I examine these questions and also reveal Covid’s impact on the workplace, job searches and the “Mommy Wars” myth.

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