Tuesday April 8th 2014, the Washington Post reported, “A newly released Pew Research Study examined the demographic and economic factors driving the rise in stay-at-home moms; a phenomenon that sociologists are still attempting to understand.”
After decades of decline, the amount of mothers who are choosing to stay at home with their children has been on the rise since 2000, while at the same time the percentage of working women started to decline. Researchers find these two facts “interesting and hard to understand.
Can we Laugh out loud now? Here’s some news for the baffled researchers…”Hey researchers, women want to be with their children! They don’t want to drag them out of bed at 5:30am, to drop them at daycare by 6:30am to head to work alone, while missing all the joys of why they had the children in the first place. Unless a woman has a fantastic, high paying job, or one she thoroughly enjoys, she will do most anything else to stay at home instead!” and the only thing that will stop her from desiring to stay at home is a life situation that can not be avoided. “
I have said on my blog countless times, women want to be mothers and if given a choice, mothers want to stay home! The working-outside-of-the-home-while-your-children-are -small idea simply does not work well for families. It does not work for the women, it does not work for the family, it does not work for the children!
Often the children are with other caregivers while missing their mothers, the working mother is at her job missing her children and before a mother realizes it, she “blinks” the years have passed, the kids are grown and it’s over, and she missed things she did not want to miss. Regrets.
Finally after decades, these heartfelt regrets have occurred in a sufficient amount of families and to an increasing degree of mothers that now a new generation of young women are saying, “ENOUGH” we still want careers but we’re not doing things the same way anymore. The trend towards career oriented, educated mothers who are choosing to stay-at-home will continue because women are realizing they are “fed up” with the idea that told women they had to escape the very thing they now have come back home too. Mother’s miss their babies, mother’s miss their hugs, and a career, well that can wait because it’s not worth missing out on the kiddos anymore. Women have far too much LOVE stored up inside of their hearts to waste it in the workforce, when given the choice, home is where they want to be.
“The day care/latchkey kids of the last several decades do not want to do the same thing to their children.”
The demographers will try to blame this trend on “younger mothers who are less educated” or on the “rise in immigrant mothers” adding to the stay at home mommy numbers, but ladies, we know better. These polls reflect the heart of young mothers today; they want to spend time with their children and if it means making sacrifices to stay home, then home sweet home is where this generation will be! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY 2014!!