I read an article in the Globe and Mail titled "Why the 1970s were the best time to be a mom". It was a very interesting read. I'm not sure I completely agree with the overall message, but I do think that the author has a point. I have no doubt that being a mother in the 1970s was somewhat less stressful, especially given the evidence. (The part where Dr. O'Reilly reminisces about being "aired" outside while her mother did laundry was gold!) I need to believe that there's hope for me as a modern-day mom to have a great experience mothering my kids.