Elaine Daspin, "The Tyranny Of the Book Group," The Wall Street Journal, January 15, 1999
A pretty 8-year-old wearing overalls and a deadpan expression vaunted the alpha mom who holds the most-sought-after playdate in her third-grade class: Backyard. Dog. Full fridge. Mother who plays.
Amy Finnerty, "Status is ... for Middle-class 8-year-olds; A Stay-At-Home Mom," The New York Times, November 15, 1998