In praise of working moms “My mother began…

In praise of working moms.

“My mother began working full time soon after I was born, but she worked nights and weekends. Her working taught me accountability for my own schoolwork, and accountability for the tasks I was assigned to do while she was gone. It made me very independent and self-reliant. I also learned a lot of things from my dad that I probably would not have learned had my mother been home at night, such as working on cars.” –Emmy Gengler, 52

“Stay-at-home moms” is actually a recent phenomenon. For the past 6,000 years or so, until about post-WWII, everybody worked. Or nobody ate.