Lose the Guilt, Working Moms. The Kids Are All Right

May 25, 2015 | | The Globe and Mail |

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Women make up the majority of workers in the minimum-wage and part-time fields. If you’re a mother, particularly a single mother, working in one of these jobs, you don’t have the luxury of feeling guilt over missed birthday parties or school concerts. You’re more likely to be worrying about whether you can afford to take a day off with a sick child, or whether you can find a babysitter during your night shift (the perilousness of these women’s lives is laid out in stark detail in Caroline Fredrickson’s new book Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over.)

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