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| May 22, 2018
Dr. Laura Riley, director of labor and delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital, and her mother, Catherine Riley, who is retired from Boston Children’s Hospital, sat down to talk about the obligations and expectations of working moms then and now. While both agreed that women today have made significant gains in the workforce in the last few decades, they also said women are still expected to be the primary caretaker for their family in addition to being a productive employee at work. As the 2017 Modern Family Index survey from Bright Horizons found, this imbalance of responsibilities can lead to burnout and hold women back from reaching their full potential.
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Why the mental load on working mothers is only getting worse
Even as they work longer hours and see greater success in the workforce, working moms still bear the biggest burden at home. It's about time that changes.