Infographic: Moms, Work, and Family: A Balancing Act - New Infographic

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Infographic explores the latest trends in motherhood and employment, as employers have become more accommodating and fathers have taken on more responsibilities at home.


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In honor of this upcoming Mother’s Day, has created a new infographic showing how today’s mothers balance work and family life. Titled “Moms, Work, and Family: A Balancing Act,” this feature provides a visual take on how moms, and their employers, optimize their time on and off the job.


“Mothers are far more likely to find a working schedule that suits their family’s needs than they were a couple of generations ago,” said Charles Tran, founder of, a credit card comparison and financial education website. “Fortunately, telecommuting, flex time, and other options are making it easier for them to find a balance.”

Highlights of the infographic include:

  •     Changes in mothers’ participation in the workforce
  •     Percentage of employers offering various flexible options for workers
  •     The dollar value of work done by stay-at-home mothers
  •     Mothers’ preferences for full- or part-time work

The feature also shows how the percentage of mothers staying at home has changed, the options working mothers have for taking time off after a child’s birth, and the growing role of women in the economy.

“People often see working or staying at home as polar opposites,” Tran said. “But a lot of moms are finding new ways to get the best of both worlds. Part of what’s making this possible is the effort by dads to also bring better balance into their lives.”

To view the full infographic on working moms, visit publishes credit card reviews, deals, and tips to help Americans make informed credit decisions. Moms, dads, and other consumers can visit to find the best credit card that meets their financial needs.

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