What Mother Nature Teaches Us About Motherhood

With squalling infants in tow, she works back-breaking shifts--as long as 17 hours a day--to feed her growing family. Then she drags herself home, where she is greeted by her equally demanding older children, who expect her to referee their squabbles as they roughhouse and play. When the kids finally fall asleep, she has only a few hours to eat, clean up and grab some shut-eye before the sun rises and she must do it all again.

Typical working mom? No, a wild baboon living on the plains of Kenya. But in ways that are deeper and more resonant than most...

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