According to an article in the Seattle P-I, mothers are finding that prosperity gives them choices.
“Many economists thought that higher female earning power would kill off the family,” she said. “Instead, women are using their earnings to buy back personal time.”
But the article points out that homemaking has become a luxury. “Among mothers with lower hourly pay, rising numbers are accepting full-time jobs.” At the same time, a growing number of women are choosing classic “women’s work,” such as nursing and teaching — jobs that often provide summers off or flexible shifts.
While I’m not a mom, I can certainly understand this.