Mothers Now Top Earners in 4 in 10 US Households

I just saw an interesting story from ABC News and it made me think about the decisions my mother made when she chose to work decades before.

America’s working mothers are now the primary breadwinners in a record 40 percent of households with children — a milestone in the changing face of modern families, up from just 11 percent in 1960.

The findings by the Pew Research Center, released Wednesday, highlight the growing influence of “breadwinner moms” who keep their families afloat financially. While most are headed by single mothers, a growing number are families with married mothers who bring in more income than their husbands.

Demographers say the change is all but irreversible and is likely to bring added attention to child-care policies as well as government safety nets for vulnerable families. Still, the general public is not at all sure that having more working mothers is a good thing.

What do you think?

Beware, Your Kids May Be Watching Cyber Porn

I just saw a disturbing report. Parents take note.

Kids start watching porn from as early as the age of 6, and begin flirting on the Internet from the age of 8, according to a survey of over 19,000 parents worldwide.

What’s more, kids are accessing instant messaging and computer games at a much younger age than just a few years ago. At the extreme, 3.45% of kids covered in the analysis used Instant Messaging to chat with friends while 2% of computer game addicts were just 5 years old.

The study results were released exclusively to CyberTruth by Bitdefender. The Bucharest-based antivirus vendor correlated results of an online survey of parents with data compiled from its parental control services, such as which sites parents choose to block, and which sites children access regularly.

Almost a quarter of the kids accounted for in the study had at least one social network account at age 12, while 17% were social media users at 10.

Bitdefender found that children lie about their age when creating social network profiles, especially on Facebook, where they are supposed to be least 13.

It is shocking but certainly not surprising. Parents are so proud that their children are computer literate but with that literacy comes a few pitfalls.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

With the new movie Gatsby coming out I thought I would go back and look into Fitzgerald’s life a bit more…especially since his wife Zelda is from Montgomery, Alabama. I like this quote as I am a creative soul, “Having once found the intensity of art, nothing else that can happen in life can ever again seem as important as the creative process.”