More career women are choosing to become CEO of the house, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Earlier this month at the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn, 25 women listened intently as productivity consultant Betsy Tookmanian dove into the steps to managerial success.
“Inner organization is what rejuvenates you,” Tookmanian crisply told the gathering, members of the Chester County chapter of the Mothers and More support group.
Aside from questions about picking up toys and what to do with those piles of precious kiddie artwork, the forum unfolded much like a corporate seminar, albeit with a domestic spin – closet organization, inspirational quotes, and a five-step strategy to better dressing. And through it all, mothers taking notes.
“A new breed of accomplished, educated stay-at-home women are bringing the same intensity to child rearing as they did to their careers,” says the Inquirer. It sounds a bit scary.
Most mothers remain in the workforce, but 24 percent of married mothers with children under 15 were stay-at-home moms in 2004; that’s up from 20 percent in 1994.
Newsweek finds a mother of three with a master’s degree in science who returned to the workforce to do a job she enjoys: delivering pizza.