Let’s Return Mother’s Day to Its Revolutionary Roots with The Invisible Labor Calculator

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May 5, 2019 · 6 min read

By Katherine Goldstein and Amy Westervelt

Illustration by James Guthman

In 2019, Mother’s Day has settled into being a comfortably commercialized holiday. It generates around $23 billion in retail spending, and is full of traditions like breakfast in bed and “day off” spa pampering for moms. But few people know the holiday’s revolutionary…