The Importance Of Working Mother And Stay At Home Mother

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Mothers working has increased dramatically since the 1970s. Women have evolved since the late 1900s. Many work in work fields alongside men. Becoming mothers does not stop many of them from still working. A lower percent of mothers stay at home, although, it should not be for every woman. Women should not feel obligated to be a stay at home mother; they should be able to be independent, to be a role-model to their children, and to be capable to bring a larger income into the home.
Most women who work show independence. They show that they do not need anyone else to take care of them. But women who take on work and have children show the world that people can balance much more than they think. Working mothers are able to balance going
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“Indeed, 72% of mothers with children under 18 are in the workforce—a figure that is up sharply from 47% in 1975 but has held steady since 1997” (Wallis 2). Parents who both work normally bring in a larger income than a family that has only one working parent. With the larger income there is more to support the child with. There is also the chance that the father cannot bring home enough money by himself to support the family and give the child want it needs. If the husband of a stay at home mother loses his job, then both parents do not posses a job. Another case is if the parents get a divorce, then the stay at home mother could obtain the problem of not being educated or not being skilled enough to get back into the workforce. Also, buying a house or applying for a loan for college is based off the income of the household. On the other hand there are mothers who work from home but that is different than staying home and only taking care of their kid. It is a different concept, because the mother is actually bringing in an income. Yet mothers that work from home struggle due to distractions. Sibyl Niemann states, “even small projects must be accomplished in tiny bites of time: ten minutes here, half an hour there, usually after the kids have gone to bed but before one 's own exhaustion wins out” (Niemann). Stay at home mothers have problems with getting the work …show more content…
Women in the past would stay home to take care of the house and prepare dinner for when the husbands would come home from work. Being a stay at home mother sets women back years. Today women work alongside men. The amount of women in the workforce has increased widely since the 1900s. “The percent of these mothers employed was 56% in 1970, 67% in 1980, and 77% in 1990. After these big increases, the rate has hovered right around 79% or 80% from 2000 to 2006” (Cotter 3). Staying at home and not working in some people’s eyes could look like men are superior to women. Stay at home mothers believe that they are the perfect mothers. Since they stay at home with their child nearly twenty-four hours a week, they believe they are better than working mothers. There is an invisible wall between stay at home mothers and working mothers. “As the first women gained headway in the workplace in the 1960s and 1970s many mothers took sides based on their choice, as employment was new and a major shift in society” (Brykman 16). Even though this was forty to fifty years ago the wall still exists. Women should not feel obligated to be stay at home mothers, seeing that a stay at home mother does not define a perfect mother. There is no way of being the “perfect” mother but there are ways to being a better provider for a child. But women should not feel obligated to be a stay at home mother because they are being told that working mothers are not raising their

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