Why Have Kids? A Daring Discussion on Motherhood

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?

Jessica Valenti
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.
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