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Motherhood in America Is a Multilevel Marketing Scheme

Stay-at-home moms can’t hold this pyramid up much longer

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It took me a full decade to realize I was part of a multilevel marketing scheme. I should have seen the signs: the business model was unclear, my participation was so costly I fell into debt, and when I needed help meeting quotas, I was forced to rely on family members and…




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