EndNotes

TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014, 4:59 P.M.

More moms staying home

Isla Roberts looks at photographers as a large blue Morpho butterfly lands on her face, as she and other children take part in a media call for a new exhibition on tropical butterflies in a temporary venue outside the Natural History Museum Monday, March, 31, 2014. (Alastair Grant / Associated Press)
Isla Roberts looks at photographers as a large blue Morpho butterfly lands on her face, as she and other children take part in a media call for a new exhibition on tropical butterflies in a temporary venue outside the Natural History Museum Monday, March, 31, 2014. (Alastair Grant / Associated Press)

A recent finding of the PEW Research Center tells us more mothers are staying home with their children than did at the turn of the century – the last turn of the century – 1999.

In 1999, 23 percent stayed home while in 2012, 29 percent reported being at home.

Interestingly, many Americans - 60 percent -believe children are better off when a parent stays home.

Many factors contribute to a family’s decision to stay home or work: financial necessity, desire to contribute to society through work – and a desire to contribute to society by staying close to home and being a stay-at-home mom.

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