Mothers, Nannies and Difficult Choices
Once upon a time, nannies belonged only to the world of the rich. But that has changed in recent years as more and more women have begun to work outside the home. Increasingly, the person providing child care is the nanny. As many women find out, it can be one of the most complicated emotional relationships there is.
Susan Davis, co-editor of the book Searching for Mary Poppins: Women Write About the Intense Relationship Between Mothers and Nannies; senior producer of The State of Things
Anne Burt, senior public affairs officer for arts and culture at Columbia University; editor of My Father Married Your Mother: Writers Talk about Stepparents, Stepchildren, and Everyone in Between; contributor to the book, Searching for Mary Poppins
Kymberly Pinder, contributor to Searching for Mary Poppins; associate professor of art history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; editor of Race-ing Art History: Critical Essays in Race and Art History
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