Return to Krista's Korner

"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Saturday, November 5, 2005

Wired News: You Can Be Smart and Married

"I don't see a 'return to domesticity' as a sign of inequality or dependence, either. The employer may pay the salary to one partner, but it's the household that earns the income, as far as I'm concerned. It's simply a division of labor, with two adults working for the same goal: healthy kids, a home, food, clothing, entertainment, personal fulfillment, utilities and whatever else they deem necessary to their happiness.

In the internet age, where we have much more flexibility regarding where and when we work, women are not locking themselves into roles they can't expand later. It's no longer This or That, homemaker or career woman, choose when you're 23 and you're stuck there for life.

Young women who eschew a profession in favor of stay-at-home motherhood might start their own businesses or telecommute when the kids start school. They can also build strong support networks on two levels -- local and online -- that will help them through trauma, like infidelity or divorce, should such things occur.

They might start at 35 where career-focused women started at 22, but that doesn't mean they can't start if they want to. (Conversely, a career woman might slow down or drop out altogether at 35 to have babies.)"

Finally- A writer showing sense!!!!