THE NEW HOMEMAKERS
The middle-aging of the baby boom is turning the United States into a nation of homebodies. For the next two decades the home will be the focus of American life. But the home isn't what it used to be—Mom, Dad, and the kids have formed an intricate web of relationships because of the baby boom's complex lives.
John and Martha, born in the 1950s, met in college. They lived together for two years, then they married. Four years later they had a baby. John and Martha separated when their child was three, looking for greener pastures elsewhere. Martha, who had custody of the child, soon remarried. John lived by himself until he met