What is success?

Behind every successful woman with kids is another woman By: Meridith Owensby, Lydia’s House co-director In last year’s Hulu series Mrs. America told the compelling story of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and its opposition. At the heart of this story was Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative mother of six, who organized her newsletter mailing list into a formidable advocacy outfit. Her efforts eventually served to block the passage of the ERA. One of the less praised successes of the series, however, was the acknowledgement of the existence of help, both in the form of paid staff and family support. For