A number of stay-at-home Moms are re-entering the workforce as a result of the current economic turmoil. “Economommies” now find themselves partially supporting to their families as earnings from only one parent become increasingly inadequate. Regular parenting contributor Jolene Ivey, a mother of five who is also an elected official, is joined by fellow working moms Felicia Bradford, a mom of two, and Melissa Day, a mom of three, to discuss re-entering the workforce. It’s that simple.
Felicia Bradford is a homeschooler. Her husband is a teacher and when he gets home from school, she’s very often heading out the door for her other job as an occupational therapist.
Her big work day is Sunday. When asked, Felicia noted there was no “head trip” for her from their kids as far as ‘mommy guilt’ is concerned. She’s home with the kids all day and now their children get to spend time with their dad that wasn’t a necessary arrangement before. The “kids are adjusting well”.
That is one of the gifts of homeschooling.
Her husband wants to stay home with the kids now, so it appears this is a solution that worked successfully all around. Maybe they’ll be able to re-work the arrangements to everyone’s satisfaction.
The interview was much appreciated by this homeschooler. Felicia did a wonderful job representing homeschoolers and most importantly, her individual family.