50/50 Parenting

Sorry, mom and dad, but you can’t have it Someone has to be the ‘lead parent’

DAVE MCGINN
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Last updated Monday, Sep. 14, 2015 3:47PM EDT

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“Having it all” has always struck me as an essentially juvenile and ultimately pernicious myth. No one gets to have it all.

Responsible adulthood means making choices, and in choosing one way of life or course of action we necessarily exclude others. You can’t opt to dedicate yourself to climbing the corporate ladder and also be a stay-at-home mother, for instance. The more we think we can have it all and bash our heads against that impossible standard, the more frustrated we’re likely to be. More…

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