How School Makes Moms Smart Again

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How School Makes Moms Smart Again

Illustration: Akshita Monga


hate homework. I always have. I did reasonably well in school, but once I graduated from college, I was pleased that I was done with studies. Most of my working life consisted of a series of freelance and consultant jobs that involved flexible hours so I got plenty of rest. If you’re not getting the subtext of what I am saying, it’s this: I am kind of lazy.

Then kids happened and things got ugly. I received my first wake-up call when my son turned six and saw a rainbow for the first time.