Magazine article Work & Family Life

Here's Some Good News for and about Working Moms

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Here's Some Good News for and about Working Moms

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Can women have rewarding careers and still be good mothers?

Do kids benefit from Mom's career? Does Dad? Yes, yes, yes! answers Betty Holcomb in her book Not Guilty! The Good News About Working Mothersand then she tells us why.

Not Guilty! offers a fresh and thoughtful analysis of the real costs and benefits of women working outside the home. The author, a working mom herself and a senior editor at Working Mother magazine, examines decades of research on working mothers and, in the process, punctures popular myths that have fueled women's doubts about having careers that take them away from the home.

Holcomb makes the point that "the impact of a woman's job on herself, her children, and her mate depends on the quality of her job, her control over her work, and whether she really wants to work at alljust as it does for men. …

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