Keepers of the Springs

By Peter Marshall Originally published, May 29, 2003 Once upon a time, a certain town grew up at the foot of a mountain range. It was sheltered in the lee of the protecting heights, so that the wind that shuddered at the doors and flung handfuls of sleet against the window panes was a wind whose fury was spent. High up in the hills, a … Continue reading Keepers of the Springs

Homemakers are happier

The News Story – Stay-at-home mums on the rise as economy settles The recent stabilization of our economy has resulted in an increase in stay-at-home mums, a recent article from The Washington Times reports.  “According to a recent Pew Research Center report,” the article states, “a greater share of mothers is not working outside the home than at any time in the past 20 years.”  Additionally, what is particularly … Continue reading Homemakers are happier

More Moms Staying Home, Reversing Decadeslong Decline

After decades of decline, the share of mothers who stay home with their children has steadily risen over the last several years, a new report has found. In 2012, 29% of all mothers with children under age 18 stayed at home, a figure that has steadily risen since 1999 when 23% of mothers were stay-at-home, the Pew Research Center reported Tuesday. The share of stay-at-home moms had been dropping … Continue reading More Moms Staying Home, Reversing Decadeslong Decline