Every afternoon at 3:30, Jennifer and Ben’s mother arrives at school in her expensive car. They hurry back to an immaculate home filled with evidence of their parents’ success – fine furnishings, plush carpeting, expensive toys, and a full-time housekeeper. After the children change into play clothes, they say good bye to their mother and set off on a prearranged program of activities. Their mother then drives back to work.
This is an extreme example of the new life style that many children now have since their mothers have joined the work force. According to the US Department of Labor, 70 percent of all mothers with children under 18 work, and that number is growing rapidly. By 2020 a sizable number of the 75 million women in the labor force will be working mothers, projects the Bureau of Labor Statistics. [Read more…] about If kids could place a want ad for a mom, part 1