Motherhood, according to the data, is transitioning in many ways. For instance, mothers are having babies later in life. More mothers are working. Mothers are increasingly becoming the head of the household. Mothers are better educated than 50 years ago. While many people applaud these changes,I have my doubts.
Puting a career ahead of having babies has far more negatives than postives. If a woman waits until 40 to have children, she will be in her early 60’s when the child graduates from college. That is sort of old for a college mom. But, she will be about 50 while her child is still in grade school. again, sort of old.
Motherhood is unique; assigned by God. As mothers defer to competing interests, the data should show, very clearly, that the children suffer! I think it possible for mothers with school-age children to still make a worthwhile contribution to society, in various fields. They have throughout history. The problems start when mothers place careers ahead of children.