Being a mother is hard work, sad that the money needs of society makes it harder. Families are disappearing. Children are costly. Abortion and the pill beckon, like Captain Ahab, to what is perceived to be the good life. God’s increase and multiply are overcome. We beat God. Really?
Keep in mind though, that the neighborhoods of the postwar middle class, which were filled with children, and stay at home moms, are now over-run with lower classes and “others”.
I could afford more children and a stay at home wife/mother, but I will not have them live in those neighborhoods or interacting with the denizens. So, I work and my wife works to keep our children in better neighborhoods and private schools.
The neighborhood I grew up in has completely turned, the houses are run down, full of blacks and hispanics who take care of nothing. The lawns are not mowed, the driveways not shoveled, and there is junk and graffiti almost everywhere.