Birds or moms? I'm fuming.
An article on fewer birds in Florida took priority for the front page over my article on the trend toward more mothers finding part time work ideal. This shift over the last decade from working moms thinking full time is ideal to dreaming of part time comes with one hitch -- most women can't afford the arrangement. One father asked me, "When did it become necessary for two parents to work just to be middle class?"
I'm not sure why but employers still haven't caught on that most families are struggling with the pressure that having both parents work puts on the entire family. Smart employers are rethinking the need to offer some flexibility. The others? Maybe they're too busy watching for birds!