Balancing Motherhood or Choosing a Child-Free Life

Jeena Cho
Whether and when to have a child is a complex issue for which there is not much guidance.

Whether and when to have a child is a complex issue for which there is not much guidance.

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Motherhood is more demanding than ever. Parents spend more time and money on childcare. They feel more pressure to breastfeed, to do enriching activities with their children, and to provide close supervision. And women underestimate the costs of motherhood. This was the recent finding reported in a New York Times article, “The Costs of Motherhood Are Rising, and Catching Women Off Guard.”

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