I had a brief fling with being a stay-at-home mom. It was called “maternity leave.” Just kidding! No, I actually did try it out for a few years (freelancing during naptime and nighttime) and by the time my second child was two, I knew I had to go back. Captain Feathersword appeared in my dreams way too often. I found myself missing strange things, like the scent of printer cartridge. Oh, and money? I missed that, too.
Rejoining the rat race was a decision that caused me some major mommy guilt. But maybe I would have felt better about this choice if I’d known about this new survey by researchers at University of Akron and Penn State University. Read more →