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Longing for the carefree parenting of the 1960s, '70s and '80s? Published: August 7, 2014

When Betty Draper of "Mad Men" lit a cigarette on her son's school bus during a class trip, I cracked up, says Kelly Wallace on CNN. Motherhood has changed a lot since I grew up in the 1960s.

Back then, women smoke and drank during pregnancy. (My mom says she even smoked in the hospital after delivering my sisters and me.) Today, expecting women add sushi and lunch meat to their alcohol and smoking bans.

In conversations with moms raising children today and moms who had kids in the 1960s, '70s and '80s, they all agreed that motherhood is a whole lot different nowadays. The question is, has it changed for the better or worse?

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