5 Things You Should Know: When Mom's the Breadwinner


Ditch the Guilt

Moms are notorious worriers. We feel guilty at work that we're spending time with family, and vice versa. Are we doing the right thing for our kids, our spouses, ourselves and our career? No woman is doing this alone, and it's time to ditch the guilt.

According to U.S. Census reports, more than one million families with children under 18 are supported by mom. It's hard, though, to pinpoint how many dual-earner families are out there where mom pulls down the higher salary. Women's eNews reports that in 2007 there were more than 4 million families where mom was the main breadwinner, double the number of breadwinning moms since 1990. Who says Mom is doing something wrong when she's supporting her family?