How The Children Of Working Moms Feel About Them Now
I used to get so pissed off at mom when I was in high school for routinely missing my track meets and field hockey games that were held after-school. When she'd get home from work and asked how I did, my common reply directed her to ask one of my teammate's parents because they loved their child enough to attend. My sarcasm was always met with everything her job paid that I benefited from and how I should be thankful.
Fast forward 10 years to when I started progressing in my Corporate job. I found myself stuck in my office most nights until after 7pm working. After the birth of my first daughter I found myself in the same place as my mom, but my perspective changed. Had I not grown up the way I did, I probably wouldn't have reached six figures or been in management at 26. I felt tons of mommy guilt some late nights, but I wanted to not only be a great mom but also achieve great things outside the home.
Last year I came across an amazing article from Forbes. See an excerpt below:
Working mothers are experiencing something of a heyday right now. One recent study from Harvard found that daughters who had working mothers grew up to accomplish more at work, earn more money and climb higher on the corporate ladder than the daughters of stay-at-home moms.
Not only that, but the sons of working mothers pitch in more at home, clocking almost twice as many hours on family and child care as men with stay-at-home moms. (Their spouses thank you, working moms.)
Read the rest here.