Conversations I Wish I Had

Obama Says Being A Stay-At-Home Mom “Is Not A Choice America Wants Women To Make”

I don’t know yet if I want to be a mom, but here’s a valid argument to being a parent and trying to balance a career as well…
http://thoughtcatalog.com/anne-garboczi-evans/2014/11/obama-says-being-a-stay-at-home-mom-is-not-a-choice-america-wants-women-to-make/

Thought Catalog

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In Rhode Island last Friday, President Obama started to give a speech about government funded preschool. Instead, he ended up giving a speech deriding stay-at-home parents, especially moms.

Obama said that parents, usually moms, often take a few years off to be with their babies. But then, the President said these moms will never be able to get a decent job in the workforce. So President Obama says, staying at home “is not a choice America wants women to make.”

I’ve read a lot of excellent response articles touting the benefits that parents who stay home for 30 years provide for their children and society. But I want to come at this issue from a different angle. What about moms (and dads!) who want to take a year, or two, or three off to be with their baby, and then want to rejoin the workforce. Should we settle for…

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