Entire Families Benefit When Women Work From Home
My brothers and I grew up watching my mom be very successful at work. It was a sense of pride for all of us and led each of us to have the desire to become college educated breadwinners ourselves, and we did.
As a working mom myself, I have noticed with my own children that they also have a sense of pride when they talk about their mom being the “boss of her company” and they have also begun looking at entrepreneurial endeavors and ideas as a source of fun, excitement, solution and ultimately income.
Results from a recent Harvard Business School Study suggests that daughters who grow up with working moms earn as much as 23% more over their lifetime, often hold managerial or leadership positions, complete college at higher rates and experience more fulfilling careers overall.
Sons of working moms are more apt to marry a spouse that works and more willing and able to assist his spouse with childcare and household duties thus shortening the gender divide.
Living by example is important to me.
I have found that working from home and seeing my sons watch that process has lead to their buying in of several ideas that I try to promote including:
If you work hard, you will be much more satisfied with playing hard.
If you want money to buy the things you like you have to earn it.
Nothing happens overnight, success is built upon daily.
I am also a mom who is very in favor of the use of technology and can see, very clearly, the benefits of teaching children how to use it correctly.
Working from home 100% online has given me the opportunity to demonstrate for my children that if you work on a skill set you enjoy everyday, it can assist you in turning something you already love doing into an opportunity for yourself and others.