Thursday, July 18, 2013
Do French Mothers Have It Better?
The grass is always greener on the other side, and I, for one, spend a lot of time wondering if life, in particular, motherhood, in particular working motherhood, would be any easier if i lived somewhere else . . . the suburbs, down South, France, maybe? In an illuminating piece for Slate, my friend Claire Lundberg sheds some light on the matter: It's Amazing To Be A Mom In France -- Unless You Want A Job
Yes, French mothers get a four-month maternity leave, five weeks of vacay yearly, affordable health care and day care which we New Yorkers would consider cheap as dirt, but it ain't all roses. It never is, of course.