I was interviewed several weeks ago by the reporter who was fascinated by the HBS study about working mothers that found that daughters of working mothers have higher salaries and better job titles than daughters of stay-at-home mothers.
My co-editor, Rachel Chaney, discusses this study in the introduction of our book. In fact, the study was a primary catalyst for our decision to compile the stories of the amazing mothers featured in Choosing Home.
Today's overwhelming cultural conversations seem to focus on work above all else. We moms wrote this book as a statement and an affirmation. We believe that children, home, and family should matter more than work, money, and consumption. And we also believe, very strongly, that the latter should not be considered the ultimate measure of success. Certainly not for our daughters.
We want much more for our children.