We’ve come a long way, baby

September 22, 2017



Several recent articles have reported on the growing number of millennials who want to have traditional families where the father works and the mother stays home with the children. To test this theory, I asked my 17 year old son (so, technically, he’s really generation Z), if he wanted his future wife to someday stay home with their children. He got a funny look on his face and said, “Well, the answer to that is obvious.” Clearly to me it wasn’t, so I pushed further and he said, “Of course I want her to stay home. Unless she’s a radiologist and makes a ton of money, then I’ll stay home with the kids and run my four Chick-fil-A franchises and car wash from my home office.”

That boy always has a plan.

At this point, most of my girlfriends who stayed home with young children are now returning to the workplace. Something called, “college tuition” has motivated us. Interestingly, most aren’t picking up where we left off in our 30’s, but are trying out different fields. Former teachers and financial specialists are now becoming real estate agents, chefs, saleswomen, artists and small business owners. Some love the stress-free option (and discounts) of working in a shop they don’t own.

What has made this younger generation want to revert to the stay-at-home mom family? Have they grown up being bothered . . .  click HERE to read the rest of the story at AL.com. Thanks for reading!

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