I have yet to meet a single mother that doesn’t want to be a stay-at-home mom and focus solely on her child. Even the mom’s that swore they would want to work, needed to work, have all changed their minds post-pregnancy. The problem is making that happen and for most of us a two-income family is very necessary. I think it is ridiculous to be forced back to work after just 12 weeks or less in many cases. I truly believe maternity benefits should last an entire year and that our jobs should be held for when we return, but that is one benefit the US doesn’t allow us.
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.