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Dear Abby columnist Jeanne Phillips.

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Dear Abby columnist Jeanne Phillips.

Abby: Young moms feel pressure

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Dear Abby: Why is there so much angst today over raising children, especially in young mothers? I don’t remember my mother or my friends’ mothers being so concerned about whether or not they were doing a good job, and I certainly didn’t gather with my daughters’ friends’ moms to bemoan whether I was a bad mother.

Now there are all these blogs and workshops, etc. on how to be the “best” mom, and all these lifestyle gurus who constantly tell them not to worry, they’re doing a great job. It just seems like a bunch of nonsense to me.


I think it’s because a generation or so back, moms began to elevate their children to top priority in the family over their husbands. What’s your take? — Puzzled Grandma in the South

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