"Change Has Come to America"
I stole the title for my blog from our 44th President of the United States, primarily because he is right. Today, we are facing some of the hardest times since World War II and the country as a whole is optimistic. That is true change.
However, I submit that maybe we should consider changing back to some values from which we have strayed over the past 50 years. We as working moms are not always able to stay at home with our children. Some of us go out to 40+ hour per week jobs while others are able to either work from home as an employee or an entrepreneur. Either way, unlike our parents and grandparents, we have to work. I submit that we live in a society that demands that we work in order to provide our children with the basic needs for a quality education, healthy extracurricular activities, and adequate social interaction.For our families to thrive, we must work. We must work?
That is the question that I plan to explore in this blog. I want to hear from working mothers on different aspects of this question, should mothers have to work? Has it become a way of life in America? Does it affect the overall aspect of life in America? Will businesses ever embrace the concept of "working mothers" and not see us as a liability? Do our partners see us as equals? What percentage of working husbands/fathers appreciate us? What affect do we have on the economy? social network? our communities?
I hope that you will take this journey with me, learn with me and openly share your ideas and opinions on how our careers can and do affect our children, our family, our community. I look forward to our discussions.
Monica, the Branders Coach - because every body has a brand!