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Caregiver Well-Being & motherhood

Below are the best resources we could find on Caregiver Well-Being and motherhood.

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Sandwich Generation Moms Feeling the Squeeze

Mothers caring for both children and aging parents often feel overextended, but they can manage stress by identifying triggers, self-care, and asking for support.

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The Second Shift: Arlie Hochschild

Professor Arlie Hochschild examined what really happens in dual-career households.

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Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less

Once the poster girl for doing it all, after she had her first child, Tiffany Dufu struggled to accomplish everything she thought she needed to in order to succeed.

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This is Why Mothers Have So Much Emotional Labor

It’s called emotional labor. And mothers have a lot of it.

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It’s Time to Make ‘Women’s Work’ Everyone’s Work

Anne-Marie Slaughter, the author of Why Women Still Can’t Have It All, says that the missing factor in the women’s movement is an emphasis on caregiving policies. Work, for the most part, is stratified into to separate categories: caregiving and breadwinning.

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Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward

Day in, day out, women anticipate and manage the needs of others. In relationships, we initiate the hard conversations. At home, we shoulder the mental load required to keep our households running. At work, we moderate our tone, explaining patiently and speaking softly.

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Moms Are Burned-out: What Can We Do to Ease the Burden?

The household tasks taken over by most moms—including the often invisible emotional work—have increased exponentially.

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All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, and the Myth of Equal Partnership

In an era of seemingly unprecedented feminist activism, enlightenment, and change, data shows that one area of gender inequality stubbornly persists: the disproportionate amount of parental work that falls to women, no matter their background, class, or professional status.

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Moms Do More Invisible Labor, But It’s Possible to Lighten the Load

Step one to evening the emotional load? Talk about how much you’re doing.

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To Have and to Hold: Motherhood, Marriage, and the Modern Dilemma

A clinical psychologist’s exploration of the modern dilemmas women face in the wake of new motherhood. When Molly Millwood became a mother, she was fully prepared for what she would gain: an adorable baby boy; hard-won mothering skills; and a messy, chaotic, beautiful life.

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