I think people want more unstressed time with their kids. I think so much of the time we are spending with our kids we are exhausted, and we have all this other stuff on our minds that’s mentally draining, physically draining. But the answer is not always more childcare.
Margot Kahn is co-editor of the New York Times Editors' Choice collection This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home (Seal/Hachette) and the forthcoming Wanting: Women Writing About Desire (Catapult, February 14, 2023). www.margotkahn.com