“Mommy Wars?” – Not Buying It.
The average mom cares more about the issues facing their families – health care, child care, education, than the debate over who is a better parent or who has the real job. As women are adjusting to the multitude of issues impacting the household, such as going back to work or staying at home, they look for camaraderie and comfort in each other more than disparity. One of the best things that can come from this contentious debate is to open up discussions on federally mandated time off, equal pay and more opportunities for both parents to work flexible hours and telecommute.
“Mommy Wars” offers a great sound bite, but most mommies don’t care to argue with each other.
Hopefully moms, will use this as the catalyst to get the attention of politicians to fight for what they really care about, whether it be raising families, careers or both. Politicians, let’s talk about fostering work environments that are conducive to helping employees increase their effectiveness at home and at work. Most parents, no matter where they spend their daytime hours, are stressed and tired trying to keep up. Seriously, who has the time for “Mommy Wars?”