Grrr. I get hyper-irritable when I read articles that reflexively namecheck Betty Friedan in their opening sentence and then proceed to discuss the dilemmas, stresses, and oft-ensuing depression that come with parenting, but that don't make a single freakin' mention of a father . Does that mean I'm depressed?
 Oh, I'm sorry. There WAS one mention of a dad:
What do you think in society could change to make this problem less common or severe?Baby Blues [salon.com via mcb]
Figuring out that motherhood is really hard work and it has occupational hazards and this is one of them. It's a job, and it's not always an easy job. Men have always known this, otherwise they'd be clamoring to stay home.
The book is The Ghost in the House: Motherhood, Raising Children and Struggling With Depression [amazon.com]