More moms are opting to leave their jobs in favor of staying home with their children. The reason is not simply so they can witness the first smiles, steps, and words. It’s finances. Child care is expensive, and many lower- and middle-income families see no real monetary gains after forking over money for child care. It’s becoming more common to hear moms say they can’t afford to work.
It certainly is the case for our family. Child care costs would easily have eaten up half of my income as a journalist, and now that we have two young children, we might spend more on child care than I would earn in a year.
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