Why the American Attitude Toward Mothers Must Change
Are you a mother? father? Do you know a mother or father? Care about a mother or father? Care about children? Then this post should hit a nerve.
I want to share a poignant and heart squeezing personal story of why our collective attitude toward moms in this country must change…it is hurting everyone, not just mothers.
“Now that I’m divorced and 53 after 22 years of marriage, I can’t find a paying job. When I’m asked by future dates online what I do for a living, the answer usually ends up ending the future date. I don’t have the income to bring to a potential partner. My income is alimony and Social Security for my autistic son. Unfortunately, caring for my son limits my employment opportunities being single. If I get remarried, I lose the income.”
“I have a diploma saying that I have BS in Finance which is 30-years-old and for all intent and purpose, a waste of paper.”
Read the full post here: Why I Am Embarrassed To Say I Am A Stay-at-Home Mom
When mothers fear putting “stay-at-home mom” on their resume because they know it will hurt their employment chances, we have a serious problem in America. We aren’t providing real support to American families, just mere lip service. Read this post from a father’s perspective who goes to “bat” for his wife and all stay-at-home moms.
As the aphorism goes, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” If we do not change our attitude (and actions) toward American mothers and ultimately, American families, we all will lose in the end.
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