Magazine article Working Mother

The Last Word

Magazine article Working Mother

The Last Word

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What I want (to give up) for Mother's Day...

1 I want our husbands/significant others to celebrate Mother's Day 2012 by permanently taking equal responsibility for the house being acceptably clean and organized. It's not just our house; it's also their house. We working moms are ready to give up 50 percent of the housework and 50 percent of the "messy house guilt" to our partners. Please take this gift!

2 I want our companies to celebrate Mother's Day by offering us the tough assignments that come with the big money. We working moms work like crazy at our jobs, and we now want to give up doing the work without the money and promotion because someone believes we don't/won't/can't want them. Give us the chance to say yes or no.

3 I want our bosses and peers to stop doubting us because we leave at 5:15 to pick up our kids from day care three days a week. Working mothers go online at 9 p. …

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