As a gen X'er who was into the grunge thing, I can relate to this article. I am now in the corporate world with a three month old son and my entire outlook has changed. Spending time with him, and sharing the responsibility for caring for him with my wife are my utmost concerns. My wife and I combined made well over $100,000 last year, now she's a stay at home mom and we will be making considerably less. But you know what? He's worth it make sure that a stranger doesn't raise my child. It's the only way we can be sure he's raised with the right set of beliefs.
We took a 50% cut in income so my wife could stay home with our 4 (yeah, we've been busy) children. I'm 31 she's 29.
Our family is at the top of the priority list, not career. I'm determined to instill values im my kids before I make a pile of money.
You can't buy a love of virtue...
We boomers grew up before people realized that a cadre of socialist ideologues was subverting the schools deliberately aiming to break the transmission of culture to the next generation and substitute their own. I can remember when even suggesting this was going on was enough to get you labeled "lunatic fringe". They tried to keep it under wraps in the Sixties, but these days, it's right out front and on parade.
You Xers, knowing instinctively that something precious has been lost, have now set yourselves well on the way to recovering it.
good for you and her! But most of all, good for the baby. This article pleases me,,it seems that the kids turned out well. My kids are gen xers and this describes them. Two highly educated women are at home with babies, tightening the belts, hubbies are more involved with kids,,,,a good thing as Auntie Martha would say.
Have 3 or four more.