Taking on the career of being a mother and wife is a fabulously rare lifework in the 20th century, and a very challenging job. A wasted effort? A thankless job? An undignified slave? No, a most exciting possibility of turning the tide, of saving the species, of affecting history, of doing something that will be felt and heard in ever-widening circles.
— “What is a Family” by Edith Schaeffer