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The Resource Why have kids? : a new mom explores the truth about parenting and happiness, Jessica Valenti

Why have kids? : a new mom explores the truth about parenting and happiness, Jessica Valenti

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Why have kids? : a new mom explores the truth about parenting and happiness
Title
Why have kids?
Title remainder
a new mom explores the truth about parenting and happiness
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Valenti
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Would-be parents must navigate the decision to have children amidst a daunting combination of cultural expectations and hard facts. And new parents find themselves struggling to reconcile their elation with the often exhausting, confusing, and expensive business of child care. If parenting is making Americans unhappy, if it's impossible to "have it all," if people don't have the economic, social, or political structures needed to support child rearing, then why do it? And why are anxious new parents flocking to every Tiger Mother and Bébé-raiser for advice on how to raise kids? Here, feminist author Jennifer Valenti explores these controversial questions through on-the-ground reporting, startling new research, and her own unique experiences as a mom. She moves beyond the black-and-white "mommy wars" over natural parenting, discipline, and work-life balance to explore a more nuanced reality: one filled with ambivalence, joy, guilt, and exhaustion.--From publisher description
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Writing style
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10144334
Cataloging source
DLC
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Valenti, Jessica
Dewey number
306.874/3
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ759
LC item number
.V277 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Motherhood
  • Parenthood
  • Working mothers
  • Work and family
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a new mom explores the truth about parenting and happiness
Label
Why have kids? : a new mom explores the truth about parenting and happiness, Jessica Valenti
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-178)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Children make you happy -- Women are the natural parent -- Breast is best -- Children need their parents -- "The hardest job in the world" -- Mother knows best -- Giving up on parenthood -- Bad mothers go to jail -- Smart women don't have kids -- Death of the nuclear family -- Women should work -- Why have kids?
Control code
895648
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 178 pages
Isbn
9780547892610
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2012022392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
7633798
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780547892610
  • (OCoLC)785865777
Label
Why have kids? : a new mom explores the truth about parenting and happiness, Jessica Valenti
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-178)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Children make you happy -- Women are the natural parent -- Breast is best -- Children need their parents -- "The hardest job in the world" -- Mother knows best -- Giving up on parenthood -- Bad mothers go to jail -- Smart women don't have kids -- Death of the nuclear family -- Women should work -- Why have kids?
Control code
895648
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 178 pages
Isbn
9780547892610
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2012022392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
7633798
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780547892610
  • (OCoLC)785865777

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