While I hesitated to comment, because I’m the ‘man’ in a very intelligent article about Motherhood (thanks Rachel!), I hope grandparents like myself pay attention. So many Mothers and Fathers struggle with the dilemma of returning to work immediately in order to make ends meet. Single Mothers have no choice. I feel it’s up to the grandparents who have the funds to support young families of their own to step up. I could never forgive myself if my granddaughter didn’t have her Mother at this critical time in her development. This, to me, is more important than ‘golden years’ of travel and golf, or whatever.
Our fearless leaders speak in platitudes of ‘making it possible for our children to live better lives than ours’, but this will only happen if we as individual families give our best efforts to make it happen, one precious child at a time.