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The Modern-Day Challenges of a Working Mom

Over the past few decades, we have seen the traditional family dynamic shift significantly; whereas the husband was once the sole breadwinner, the wife now stands equally beside him. This change in dynamic is positive, but not always easy. Though men certainly experience challenges trying to juggle working full-time and spending time with family, these challenges may be more prevalent for the working mom.

Joanna Gagis, host of New Jersey’s lifestyle program Life & Living with Joanna Gagis, sat down for a segment of One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss the joys and challenges of being a working mom.


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Gagis explains that though times have changed, men and women’s experiences in the workforce still differ immensely. While income inequality and sometimes even lack of respect in the workplace are still very real issues that women experience, a number of women may also face internal qualms as well.

As she explains it, “More and more, I think men want to be centered in the family in a way that they didn’t used to be, so I think women have more support. But I think that the [women’s] feelings and emotions will never go away of really wanting to have both: A family and a career. And so I think women experience guilt in a way men won’t.”

Being a working mom is by no means a simple task; it requires unyielding hard work and sacrifices. To hear more about this subject and Gagis’s own program, check out this segment of One-on-One with Steve Adubato.

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