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…
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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