Breeding discontent

VARIOUS surveys of parents, especially mothers, report that they experience stress and they complain about having no “me time.”

How many potential parents invest real time in thinking about having kids in the first place? Are they simply procreating as part of the pattern of social norms without questioning their own capabilities, demands and pursuit of other goals?

Falling pregnant may be natural but being good enough parents encompasses hard work, long hours and distress. It’s the greatest and most important challenge in life.