Here's my favorite part of the Alpha Mom article:
"No expert told her not to worry about it, just to do as she pleased. They talked instead about the right way of parenting: that you don't, these days, just prop your child in a playpen with a bottle or put him out in the yard like a pet. You breast-feed him. You play with him. You wear him on your body so that he gets used to your voice, develops language skills more quickly, "becomes," says Isabel, "a smarter baby." But she could never pull that one off. The more Isabel's child demanded of her, the more she went out to learn. And the more she learned, the more she was told to stay close-and the more people she hired who could do that for her".