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Exchange Exemplar: Parenting As "All Joy And No Fun"

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Blood, sweat, and tears are often present at the birth of any child.  It takes a lot of work to give birth.  And then things get harder. 

The basic arc of parenting is the same as it's been for eons, but in recent years American voices have felt freer to talk about the drudgery of child-rearing. 

Or as Jennifer Senior puts it in the title of her book, it's All Joy And No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenting.  She joined us a while back to talk about her findings; we revisit that interview here.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.