The Best Years of Your Life

New post on Daughter on Duty.

“ ‘These will be the best years of your life,’ women who were the age I am now when I was a new mother, used to say to me. Those were the years I was struggling to feed my family and keep us in clothes on my then-husband’s graduate student stipend and what I could bring in doing odd (by which I mean strange) jobs that didn’t require a daycare situation. The years when I went to the grocery store and had to choose between milk and bread because there wasn’t money for both” [read more]

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