Remember The Donna Reed Show? If not, turn on the oldies for the afternoon. 🙂
The Donna Reed Show epitomized the super-mom. Yes, she did it all, and was the perfect role model for women of that era.
What most people do not know is that Donna Reed was executive producer of the show, and was heavily involved in the show’s immense popularity. This was at a time when women were subjugated to one particular role. Subsequently, the emancipation of women brought them within equal status of the “dominant” male. With a nine to five job; children to care for; and either a single parent or not; moms today are expected to do it all. Thus, the “Super-mom Syndrome” was born; but at what price? [Read more…]