The number of stay at home moms in the United States
is the highest it's been in more than a decade.
A new Pew Research Center analysis found 29-percent
of mothers chose to do so in 20-12...
compared to 23 percent in 19-99.
News 8's Brittany Schmidt joins us now with more....
Mark and Lisa,
The recent shift in mothers leaving the office and
staying at home to take care of their children is
driven by many different factors...
There are a mix of factors including the cost of childcare
and a changing workforce.
However, two Holmen mothers I spoke with today say
their choice to return home was all for a good reason.
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Adrian Kolpitcke is new to the stay-at-home mom job
I graduated from college in the cities in 2004 and
then after 2004, I was a sign-language interpreter.
After doing that for about a year, she decided to
go back to school.
I went back and got my masters at St.
Mary's in special education and after that I taught
for one year and taught special ed for one year.
All while being a working mother of two and a wife.
I was probably bringing home a little bit of money,
but most of my paycheck yes was going to daycare.
After a third child, Adrian and her husband decided
to switch things up a bit...
She became a stay at home mom...while he works two
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