Diane Clehane is a contributing editor at mediabistro.com where she writes the 'Lunch' column. She is at work on a memoir and lives in Westchester County, New York.

From Kate Gosselin to the housewives of New Jersey, loathsome suburban moms are having a moment. Diane Clehane talks to her friends and neighbors about our national addiction.

Give up work and stay home with the kids! The recession means wives are under pressure from their husbands who tell them a sitter is now a luxury they can't afford.