The precious role of motherhood is one of great responsibility and challenge. Women who are mothers in this 21st century face many of the same worries and burdens as women of yore, only now they do it in an age of great complexity and intense stress and pressure. In this era of the "knowledge worker" and "life long learning" women are socialized to become a multitude of selves -to function as competent workers, as insightful parents and empowered and accomplished women. How is a woman to keep up with the demands of this fast-paced, communication-intensive era and still feel attuned to her family and personal self?

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