Breaking News Bar
updated: 4/13/2012 1:29 AM

Poll Vault: Was your mother a stay-at-home mom?

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • According to a Census Bureau estimate, there were 5 million stay-at-home moms in the U.S. in 2010.

      According to a Census Bureau estimate, there were 5 million stay-at-home moms in the U.S. in 2010.
    Jupiter Images

 
 

Women's issues certainly have been front and center in this presidential campaign. First was the birth control firestorm, and now a Democratic pundit has ignited a debate by saying that Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, "never worked a day in her life."

Mrs. Romney responded via Twitter that she chose to stay at home to raise her five sons and "believe me, it was hard work."

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

My sister-in-law Heather has this quote posted on her Facebook profile: All moms are working moms and all moms are full-time moms.

I'm sure my mother, who cared for us at home full time during our preschool years but then returned to teaching, would agree.

What do you think? Did your mom stay at home when you were a kid? Or did she combine parenthood with another job? What's best for children? Could your family get by on one income?

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here