The Secret to Having It All? Work from Home
Families like my friends' aren't starting million dollar tech companies (at least not intentionally). They won't be on the cover of Forbes or Fast Company any time soon. But they are creating their own choices, earning a good income, and raising their own children. Those truly bucking the system are even homeschooling, a growing trend that could cause all manner of new shifts in the next generation.
When I begin to rant about the work or school environment, people tend to reply, "Well, that's just the system." My answer—echoed by the women across the country who are redefining work-from-home—is, "It's time to change the system."
The great thing about these new workers is that they don't just trace their roots through modern history. The Proverbs 31 woman—that ultimate analogy—is a biblical example of blending work and family. She is often used in the argument that all women should stay home with their children. However, that interpretation misses so much of the story. She cares for her home and children, but she also "considers a field and buys it…She sees that her trading is profitable." She brings food into her home from far away, works from dawn until dusk, and cares for the sick and needy who come her way.
She looks a lot like the work-from-home mothers of today.
As this generation continues to innovate the way work and family combine, they continue to create more choices for themselves and others. And that is truly women's liberation.
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