By Cameron Lynne Macdonald
Shadow moms shines new gentle on a facet of up to date motherhood frequently hidden from view: the necessity for paid childcare through girls returning to the group, and the complicated bonds moms forge with the “shadow mothers” they lease. Cameron Lynne Macdonald illuminates each side of an unequal and complex courting. in accordance with in-depth interviews with specialist ladies and childcare providers— immigrant and American-born nannies in addition to eu au pairs—Shadow moms locates the roots of person skirmishes among moms and their childcare companies in broader cultural and social tensions. Macdonald argues that those conflicts come up from unrealistic beliefs approximately mothering and rigid profession paths and paintings schedules, in addition to from the devaluation of paid care paintings.