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stay-at-home mothers, parenting in the 1980s, changing roles of women


This short article on family living appeared in Broome County Living magazine, published by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, New York, and is part of a collection of such articles available on the Open Repository at Binghamton University. Changes in family life and roles are presented in the context of increased participation by mothers in the workforce in the 1980s. The article focuses on the new minority of stay-at home mothers and how they creatively manage their home lives and career aspirations. Local mothers are quoted sharing their experiences and opinions. The article ends with a plea for valuing multiple patterns of career and family life and childrearing practices.