Our culture glamorizes being a mommy, but also frequently reminds women that they can’t “have it all.” So if parenting makes so many Americans unhappy, why do it?
“Why Have Kids?” presents a critical evaluation of the social constructs surrounding parenthood in modern America.
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In “Why Have Kids?” Jessica Valenti explores the controversial question through on-the-ground reporting, startling new research, and her own unique experiences as a mom. She moves beyond the black and white “mommy wars” over natural parenting, discipline, and work-life balance to explore a more nuanced reality: one filled with ambivalence, joy, guilt, and exhaustion. A must read for parents as well as those considering starting a family, the book is largely reviewed as an explosive addition to the conversation about modern parenthood.