Mommy wars

stay-at-home and career moms face off on their choices, their lives, their families by Leslie Morgan Steiner

Publisher: Random House in New York

Written in English
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  • Working mothers,
  • Mothers,
  • Housewives

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Leslie Morgan Steiner.
ContributionsSteiner, Leslie Morgan.
LC ClassificationsHQ759.48 .M66 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3427811M
ISBN 101400064155
LC Control Number2005052066

  A truce in the "Mommy Wars" Politicians, the media -- and women themselves -- hype the work vs. stay-home issue as a catfight. But a new book says the real war is within each woman. Mommy Wars is a book by and for and about the real experts on motherhood and hard work: the women at home, in the office, on the job every day of their lives. Including these essays: “Neither Here nor There” by Sandy Hingston “The Mother Load” by Terri Minsky Brand: Random House Publishing Group. The battle rages in every mother: stay at home or go back to work. This panel at New York's 92nd Street Y features four contributors to the new book The Mommy Wars (edited by Leslie Morgan Steiner) as they discuss the state of motherhood. The panelists represent multiple points on the "working full time vs. stay-at-home" spectrum, and they share their personal experiences and opinions with. Click to read more about Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families by Leslie Morgan Steiner. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(3).

The dilemma not only divides mothers into hostile, defensive camps but pits individual mothers against themselves. Leslie Morgan Steiner has been there. As an executive at The Washington Post, a writer, and mother of three, she has lived and breathed every side of the “mommy wars.”. Google the phrase “mommy wars” and you’ll find a long list of blogs and articles defending working mothers, others advocating for women to stay in the home, and many calling us all to “just get along!”. Whether there is much truth to the “mommy wars” hype at . The “mommy wars” is like a discourse borg that manages to absorb and distort all conversations about women and work. While “having it all” has become shorthand for “professional success and a fulfilling family life,” the definition of “all” is highly individualistic. "Tiger Mother" book reignites Mommy Wars. And it awoke the dragon of the Mommy Wars from the cave where it had been sleeping since supermodel mother Gisele Bündchen was quoted saying breast.

  Are the 'Mommy Wars' Exaggerated? E.J. Graff talks about her op-ed that appeared in Sunday's Washington Post explaining why she thinks the conflict between mothers who work and mothers who stay. A book coined the phrase “mommy mars” to describe this choice faced by many women. Since then, however, the phrase has been used to describe differences of opinion on everything from how a baby is born to how it is fed to how it is put to sleep. of the article “The End of Mommy Wars,” asserts “there is an inherent danger in. Forty years into the Mommy Wars, feminist fundamentalism has launched a powerful insurgency. The spark igniting the feminist street isn’t a Roe-stalking Supreme Court nominee, as you might expect. No, it’s a book, To Hell With All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife, a modest collection of revised personal essays from the. Dispatches from the mommy wars. Originally published January 6, at am Nor do I remember the book that morphed from that piece, winning her media attention and lecture : Seattle Times Staff.

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Mommy Wars is a timeless look at motherhood in America, told through 26 diverse, tell-all essays. Although much has changed in American motherhood since Mommy Wars’ debut, the frustrations and joys remain constant.

As does the book’s conclusion that. I was at Ground Zero of the Mommy Wars. By then, I'd already gotten my draft notice. In my eighth month of pregnancy, I had gone to a party in honor of a friend who had written a book about the.

The term "mommy wars" is just another name for the debate. Call it something else; call it what you want it's time to end the conflict, roll up our sleeves, and to unite as we work toward social improvements for all families.

This book is a wonderful beginning for the new by: Mommy Wars is a book by and for and about the real experts on motherhood and hard work: the women at home, in the office, on the job every day of their lives.

Including these essays: “Neither Here nor There” by Sandy Hingston “The Mother Load” by Terri Minsky. The “mommy wars” have flared up once again, sparked most recently by the publication of the English translation of Elisabeth Badinter’s book, “The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women.” In it, Badinter argues that a certain contemporary style of mothering — a style that requires total devotion of mother to.

As a part of American jargon, the “mommy wars” have raged for more than 20 years. The term was coined in the late s by Child magazine to describe the tension that existed between working and stay-at-home mothers.

Since then, numerous books and articles have been published about the so-called mommy wars, feeding the talk show circuit and fueling blogosphere brushfires. Inside the So-Called Mommy Wars The Mommy Wars Are Overblown 63% of all respondents believe the mommy wars exist, Mommy wars book only 29% of them have seen evidence of these wars in their own community.

New Salvo Is Fired in Mommy Wars. By Edward Wyatt. "Half the book," she said, "is about what happens when you take Dad out of the house, whether through unwed motherhood or. For Mother’s Daywhich is on I will ask, “Who started the Mommy Wars, and what can we do to end them?” Deep down, under the animosity, readers expressed a lot of : Deborah L.

Jacobs. Mommy Wars news and opinion. Mommy Wars news and opinion. U.S. Edition. I am just about finished reading Shonda Rhimes' book, The Year of Yes. And from this day forward, it will be my personal manifesto.

In fact, I think it should be required reading for young women, grown women, mothers, and future mothers. Enough With The Mommy.

Leslie Morgan Steiner is an author, consultant and thought leader on women’s leadership, work-life balance, inspirational parenting, overcoming adversity and surviving violence against women. She lives in Washington, DC. She recently completed her fourth nonfiction book, The Naked Truth, which explores female aging and sexuality after motherhood and divorce.

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Mommy Wars: Divisions Stemming from Rhetoric Motherhood rhetoric – this sub-topic of rhetoric is niche and specific, but it relates to several vaster areas of rhetoric that are constantly being practiced and discussed. Feminism, gender norms, and social constructs all play into motherhood rhetoric.

'Mommy Wars' are strictly American, says feminist French author Elisabeth Badinter whose recently-released book, 'The Conflict,' argues that. Consider the opening incident of the book, at a party at Washington, D.C.’s elegant Sulgrave Club, where Steiner is discussing her “mommy wars” book idea with a fellow publishing professional.

Mommy Wars NPR coverage of Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home And Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families by Leslie Author: Leslie Morgan Steiner. “The Mommy Wars distract us and shift our attention toward the differences between mothers instead of shared experiences among mothers,” Napierski-Prancl said.

“The objective of this book is to explore the lives of women living under the aura of the Mommy Wars. I hope it. In the case of the mommy wars, it’s a similar story. “Mommy Wars” makes a nifty title, but as Steiner admits, the phrase suggests a false divide between stay-at. Opting out: the press discovers the mommy wars, again.

The return of the Mommy Wars: is a stay-at-home mom a traitor to feminism. Life As A Mommy. The real Mommy Wars: both left and right attack mothers for the choices they make. The real mommy wars. The Eternal, Internal Mommy Wars.

By Kj Dell’Antonia Ap am Ap am. Motherlode Book Club THE CONFLICT. Elisabeth Badinter’s “The Conflict” argues that the modern natural-parenting movement undermines women. Wherein, in motherhood, lies “the conflict”?. Mommy Wars is a book by and for and about the real experts on motherhood and hard work: the women at home, in the office, on the job every day of their lives.

Including these essays: “Neither Here nor There” by Sandy Hingston “The Mother Load” by Terri Minsky “Sharks and Jets” by Page Evans “Baby Battle” by Susan CheeverBrand: Random House Publishing Group. (The mommy wars was just the latest.

Vegetarianism, quickly abandoned, was the loudest.) The love affairs with totally inappropriate men, which came along with declarations of her undying love within days of meeting them. To end the Mommy Wars, we must first look at how they started.

The Mommy Wars began when the first daughters of the Second Wave of feminism had : Leslie Loftis. A book about real choices. A book about real choices. Who we Are. Our Ministry; Life, Work, and the Mommy Wars A book about real choices. Randi Sider-Rose March 1, Author: Randi Sider-Rose.

Are You Mom Enough. The End of the Mommy Wars 8. Mommy Wars in the Local Church: A Parable 9. Mommy Wars Are Spiritual Wars A Pregnant Woman’s Defense Against the Schemes of the Devil The Everyday Question of Motherhood A Treasure Greater Than Our Homes Femininity: June Cleaver, Clair Huxtable, or the Valiant Woman.

A working parent is a father or a mother who engages in a work life. Contrary to the popular belief that work equates to efforts aside from parents' duties as a childcare provider and homemaker, it is thought [by whom?] that housewives or househusbands count as working parents. The variations of family structures include, but are not limited to, heterosexual couples where the father is the.

This article is excerpted from a chapter titled “The Mommy Wars” from the book Radical Womanhood: Feminine Faith in a Feminist World by Carolyn McCulley. Carolyn describes this book as the one she wishes she had as a new believer — a book that provides the history of the feminist ideology that shaped our culture and then explains the Bible’s teaching about women, marriage, sexuality.

One conclusion to be drawn from all of this is that the more divisive Mommy Wars stories -- from the stay-at-home mothers who gripe that office-going neighbors never pull PTA duty and the working. Not everyone has transcended the dominant cultural message that money is everything.

For women still languishing in the material world, being trapped at home with the kids is a jail sentence. But you've heard this argument before, from your opponents in the “mommy wars”.

The “little 'ol me writing about being a mommy” is a bit disingenuous.The Return of the Mommy Wars (she earned a spot in Bernard Goldberg's book People Who Are Screwing Up America by declaring that women who leave work to raise children are choosing "lesser Author: Cathy Young.On the Frontline of the Mommy Wars "Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World" landed like a bombshell in Junereigniting the Mommy Wars.

The book's author, legal scholar and.