I want to honor their contributions, so I invite others to join me in helping to make Working Moms Day a national holiday.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 28, 2011
According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 66 percent of mothers with children under the age of 17 work full or part-time and of those mothers who work, 74 percent work full-time. That’s a lot of time and talent that helps to build the economy and provide for families. The folks at WorkingMomsOnly.com, a website specializing in the empowerment of working mothers, want to pay tribute to working moms and honor the hard work that they do. This is why Working Moms Only have petitioned for a new holiday, Working Moms Day, to take place the Monday after Mother’s Day.
“The reason for having a "Working Moms Day" is to recognize the amazing group of women who manage a career and the full-time job of raising children at the same time,” said MaryEllen Tribby, the founder of WorkingMomsOnly.Com, the driving force behind Working Moms Day and a working mom herself. She is also the CEO of Idea Incubator, LP, a distributor of information products. Since working moms do twice the work, Tribby is asking individuals to sign a petition that will be sent to Congress to make Working Moms Day, the Monday after Mother's Day, an official annual holiday.
“I know from experience that working moms not only work to raise and uphold their family, but they also work in different fields, maintain strong professional relationships and help to grow our economy.” Tribby said. After all, families depend on working moms for things ranging from college education for the kids to providing food, clothing and shelter for the entire family. In fact, the current recession hasn’t slowed working moms down. According to a May 2010 government report, Understanding the Economy: Working Mothers in the Great Recession, one in three working mothers were the only job holder in their family.
Of course, Tribby knows how hard stay-at-home moms work and she wants to give credit where credit is due. “Many working moms started out as stay-at-home moms.” Tribby said. “Running a household is as challenging as running a business. It takes intelligence, foresight and creativity to make sure everything runs smoothly every day. So, it is no surprise that working moms use the skills they honed while taking care of their families, in order to be successful at work.”
“With this said, we believe working moms deserve to be recognized with their own special day. These women not only hold the full time job of raising their children, they also have the important role of keeping up with their jobs and careers.”
“Since working moms contribute in so many ways,” said Tribby. “I want to honor their contributions, so I invite others to join me in helping to make Working Moms Day a national holiday.” More information about the petition can be found at http://workingmomsday.rallycongress.com/4378/join-working-moms-day-movement/.
Established in 2010 by marketing expert MaryEllen Tribby, WorkingMomsOnly.Com is a website specializing in the empowerment of working mothers. Its mission is to supply the necessary tools, be it financial information, work/life balance information, health information or parenting information, all working moms need to live the life they have always dreamed of. In 2011 WorkingMomsOnly.Com, became a part of the Austin, Texas based online publishing company, Idea Incubator, LP.
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