The Mommy Wars

Week of April 16, 2012

The Mommy Wars

In the News: For a second year in a row, “In the News” is celebrating Mother’s Day early. The focus this time around is on “working” mothers. Political analyst and Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen recently commented that Ann Romney, wife of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, had “never worked a day in her life” and because the Romneys were financially secure,  they did not have to “deal with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing” today. Mrs. Romney defended her choice to stay at home and raise her five sons, which, she said, was hard work.

Ask the Children: What America’s Children Really Think about Working Parents
By Ellen Galinsky. William Morrow, 1999
Call Number: HQ777.6 .G35 1999 (At Treasure Coast)

Balancing Career & Family: Overcoming the Superwoman Syndrome
By Marian Thomas. National Seminars Publications, 1991
Call Number: HQ759.48 .T459 1991

Balancing Work & Love: Jewish Women Facing the Family-Career Challenge
By Elaine Grudin Denholtz. UP of New England, 2000
Call Number: HQ525 .J4 D46 2000

A Century of Women. Part 1, Work & Family (VHS)
Directed by Sylvia Morales. Turner Home Entertainment, 1994
Call Number: HQ1154 .3622 1994 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Changing Rhythms of American Family Life
By Suzanne M. Bianchi et al. Russell Sage Foundation, 2006
Call Number: HQ536 .B59 2006

The Double Burden: Three Generations of Working Mothers (VHS)
Directed by Marlene Booth. New Day Films, 1992
Call Number: VH 2447 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Employed Mothers and Their Children
By Jacqueline V. Lerner and Nancy L. Galambos. Garland, 1991
Call Number: HQ759.48 .L47 1991

Female Ambition: How to Reconcile Work and Family
By Nuria Chinchilla and Consuelo León. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
Call Number: HD4904.25 .C4613 2005

Glass Ceilings and 100-Hour Couples: What the Opt-Out Phenomenon Can Teach Us about Work and Family
By Karine Moe and Dianna Shandy. University of Georgia Press, 2010
Call Number: HD4904.25 .M635 2010

Juggling: The Unexpected Advantages of Balancing Career and Home for Women and Their Families
By Faye J. Crosby. Free Press, 1993
Call Number: HQ759.48 .C76 1993

bKidding Ourselves: Breadwinning, Babies, and Bargaining Power
By Rhona Maohny. BasicBooks, 1995
Call Number: HQ755.8 .M34 1995

Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families
Edited by Leslie Morgan Steiner. Random House, 2006
Call Number: HQ759.48 .M66 2006

Mothers at Work: Effects on Children’s Well-Being
By Lois W. Hoffman et al. Cambridge UP, 1999
Call Number: HQ759.48 .H63 1999

A Mother’s Place: Taking the Debate about Working Mothers Beyond Guilt and Blame
By Susan Chira. HarperCollins, 1998
Call Number: HQ759.48 .C48 1998

A Mother’s Work: How Feminism, the Market, and Policy Shape Family Life
By Neil Gilbert. Yale University Press, 2008
Call Number: HQ759.48 .G55 2008

Mothers and Work in Popular American Magazines
By Kathryn Keller. Greenwood, 1994
Call Number: HQ759.48. K45 1994

Necessary Dreams: Ambition in Women’s Changing Lives
By Anna Fels. Pantheon Books, 2004
Call Number: HQ1206 .F35 2004

The Second Shift
By Arlie Russell Hoschschild With Anne Machung. Penguin Books, 2003 (originally published in 1989)
Call Number: HQ536 .H63 2003

She Works/He Works: How Two-Income Families Are Happier, Healthier, and Better-Off
By Rosalind Barnett and Caryl Rivers. HarperSanFrancisco, 1996
Call Number: HQ536 .B3235 1996

The Third Shift: Managing Hard Choices in Our Careers, Homes, and Lives as Mothers
By Michele Kremen Bolton. Jossey-Bass, 2000
Call Number: HQ759.48 .P45 1997

The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work
By Arlie Russell Hochschild. Metropolitan Books, 1997
Call Number: HQ536 .H633 1997

The Wall Between Women: The Conflict between Stay-at-Home and Employed Mothers
By Beth Brykman. Prometheus Books, 2006
Call Number: HQ759.48 .B78 2006

The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation
By Sharon Lerner. John Wiley & Sons, 2010
Call Number: HQ759.48 .L49 2010

When Mothers Work: Loving Our Children without Sacrificing Our Selves
By Joan K. Peters. Addison-Wesley, 1997
Call Number: HQ759.48 .P45 1997

The Woman Who Works, the Parent Who Cares: A Revolutionary Program for Raising Your Child
By Sirgay Sanger and John Kelly. Little, Brown, 1987
Call Number: HQ759.48 .S26 1987

Women, Work, and Family: balancing and Weaving
By Angela Hattery. Sage Publications, 2001
Call Number: HQ759.48 .H384 .2001

Work, Life, and Family Imbalance: How to Level the Playing Field
Edited by Michele A. Paludi and Presha E. Neidermeyer. Praeger, 2007
Call Number: HD904.25 .W735 2007 (Also available online via EBSCOhost)

The Working Mother: A Survey of Problems and Programs in Nine Countries
By Alice H. Cook. Cornell University, 1978
Call Number: HD6055 .C53 1978

Working Mothers: An Evaluative Review of the Consequences for Wife, Husband, and Child
By Lois Wladis Hoffman et al. Jossey-Bass, 1974
Call Number: HD6095 .H6

Working Mothers and Juvenile Delinquency
By Thomas Vander Ven. LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2003
Call Number: HQ759.48 .V36 2003

Working Women: The Problems (VHS)
Produced by Tony Van Witsen. Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1993
Call Number: VH 2361 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Working Women and Their Families
By Jacqueline V. Lerner. Sage Publications, 1994
Call Number: HQ759.48 .L48 1994

Working Women, Workable Lives: Creative Solutions for Managing Home and Career
By Karen Scalf Linamen & Linda Holland. Harold Shaw Publishers, 1993
Call Number: HQ759.48 (At Jupiter)

Your Maternity Leave: How to Leave Work, Have a Baby, and Go Back to Work without Getting Lost, Trapped, or Sandbagged along the Way
By Jean Marzollo. Poseidon Press, 1989
Call Number: HD6065 .M37 1989 (At Jupiter)