The Power of the Farm Wife (1915)
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The farm-wife has not only her own health and happiness to consider; not only her influence on the country's greatest industry; but her duty to her children, to half the children of the country—some thirty million of them. There are several million women in our country who are married not only to a man and a house, but also to a farm. Worn-out mothers, tired, overworked, unhappy mothers, do not bear the best children, or rear them the best. They should begin to see the power of their position as mothers and the duty that goes with the power. There will be a strong feeling of fellowship, of the union that is power, of real comradeship and mutual support. They might feel that in spite of all they had done they were still handicapped by their isolation; that do what they would, the living conditions on widely separated farms, were not conducive to economy or happiness.