Mum's At Work
Pros -- the good stuff!
You get to keep your career
For years, society has asked women to choose: maintain a high-flying career and remain childless, or have babies and become a housewife. With the educational and work opportunities afforded to women today, we're doing better than ever. And with men being more open to having a spouse who is the breadwinner, women now can have both a career and children.
You get time away
As Miranda says in the Sex & The City II movie, "I love my child, but being a mother is not enough." Meeting your maternal and intellectual sides may be the combo you need to feel like a successful woman as well, and having a stay-at-home spouse can help.
You save money
Childcare in Australia costs up to $125 a day. When dad stays home, that's money kept in your bank account. In addition, your child gets to spend time doing fun things with dad instead of a stranger you don't know very well.
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