Mothers-to-be everywhere are being asked the question: “will you go back to work after the baby?”
This working mom is speaking out. Lori Fradkin said, “I don’t go to work just for fun or just to kill time until I become a mom. I go because it allows me to contribute financially to my family, because I like being challenged, because it forces me to be more informed about the world around me, because I enjoy being around my smart and hilarious colleagues, and because I find value in the work that I do.”
Fradkin wrote this piece in Cosmopolitan about her journey to becoming a mother and being plagued by the question, to be or not to be a working mom? She quoted a May 2015 study from researchers at Ohio State University that found “couples who said before the birth of their first child that they believed in dividing household responsibilities equally did not see it play out like that in reality. Nine months after the baby was born, both parents thought they had added 30 hours of work to their work, but a breakdown of their time diaries showed a different outcome.”
Do you think this is a fair question to ask the new moms having to face the lullabies?