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Be glad these literary moms are not your moms

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The most wonderful mother in fiction, of course, will always be Marmee March from Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women." Pious and selfless, sensible and loving, she kept the home fires burning while her husband was away at war, guiding her four daughters wisely and, in her spare time, helping the poor.

To be quite honest, she never interested me ...Read more

Wanted: Stay-at-home moms wanting to get back to work

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CHICAGO -- After nine years at Google, Phoebe Elder quit in July to stay home with her two kids. Relieved to get off the hamster wheel of juggling a demanding job and family time, Elder, who lives in suburban Chicago, also feared losing the independence of having her own paycheck and the notoriously tough task of returning to work after a career...Read more


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