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All Joy, No Fun: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Senior on the Paradox of Modern Parenthood

All Joy and No Fun, modern parenting bookIn 2010, Jennifer Senior wrote a New York Magazine cover story about modern parenthood that triggered a firestorm of responses in the national media. Building on extensive research in such fields as psychology, sociology and history, as well as discussions with many parents “in the trenches,” Jennifer expanded her article to a book that explores how parenthood has changed in recent years, the impact of parenthood on everything from sleep to sex to life satisfaction, and the joy and awe parents so often express when they step back from the daily hassles to reflect on the overall experience of parenthood. In this week’s Mom Enough show, Jennifer joins Marti & Erin for a lively discussion you will want to listen to and share with family and friends!

 

In what ways do you think parenthood is different now from how it was for your parents or grandparents? In what ways are those changes for the better or worse? How does the “All Joy and No Fun” of the title resonate with your daily ups and downs and with your overall feelings about being a parent?

 

To read Jennifer Senior’s cover story, click here.

For Jennifer’s website, click here.

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