Brazil Loses its Mothers

Posted By on May 21, 2011

From The Thinking Housewife:

THIS ARTICLE in today’s New York Times about nannies in Brazil and their ability to claim higher and higher salaries is written in the seemingly non-judgmental style of most articles about the abandonment of home and children by modern mothers. In truth, the article is highly approving of the trend. The writer Alexei Barrionuevo says the phenomenon has only one serious drawback – it’s hard for some women to instantly find a nanny.

Wealthy women have hired servants for many centuries. There is nothing wrong with that. But it is deeply wrong when a culture’s brightest and wealthiest women leave their homes en masse for jobs. It is immoral. Why?

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Jennie is the wife of Matthew and mother of eleven children, all of whom keep the household bubbling with life, learning, and levity. Jennie co-founded LAF in 2002 with Lydia Sherman and has been delighted to hear from women all over the world who enjoy their femininity and love to cultivate womanly virtues.

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