I am part of a number of mommy groups online and can I tell you what shocks me the most? The sheer number of posts about father’s behaving badly and women asking advice about how to deal with them. The issues range from cheating, porn and strippers to men who do not stick up for their wifes. Absent fathers. Father’s who do not help out around the house or share child rearing responsibilities. And do you know how often fellow moms use the response, “Boys will be boys”? Too often!!!
In a recent article published by the BBC they mentioned that “on average, fathers working full time get a 21% “wage bonus”. This is according to a study based on 17,000 workers.
Another interesting statistic from this study is that fathers with two children earned a further 9% more than those with just one, found the study by centre-left think tank IPPR for the TUC. Continue reading “Working Father’s Out Earn Childless Men”
If you’re a mom every second person you know will have taken it upon themselves to share a version of an #EndMommyWars themed video or article with you. Normally an advert thinly veiled as a feel good video. I’ll admit that I normally I cry along and then hit the share button so that my fellow mommy friends can enjoy it too. Let me say I am sorry for sharing those videos and thus being a part of the problem. If you ask what problem is then you prove my point. The fact that it is not blatantly obvious shows just how entrenched the problem is. It is so much the norm that we don’t even see it to question it.
What is a working mom? I have been giving this quite a bit of thought lately and this is my conclusion – ‘working’ moms, work-from-moms and housewives are all working mothers.
Being a mom is tough. Being a good mom is tougher. Being a working mom? It’s like watching a toddler learn to stand and then sit back down. It’s a momentous, life altering and joyful journey where discovering new skills through exploring one’s capabilities regularly ends in tears due to the inevitable bumps along the way.