During Mother’s Day time this year, support the women who work to help their families thrive.
Check out these statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Labor Blog:
- Mothers provide at least half of the family’s income in 40.9 percent of households with children under age 18, up from 11.3 percent in 1960.
- 1 in 4 households with children under 18 is led by a single mother who is the sole provider. And mothers are sole, primary or equal earners in an additional 16.3 percent of married-couple households with children under age 18.
Here are a few tips on how you can support the mothers you work with:
- Thank them. Motherhood is often a thankless job that’s performed whenever a woman isn’t in her paid job. Barbara Kingsolver once quoted, “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”
- Understand them. Mothers may have to take more time off work than other businesspeople. From parent-teacher meetings to doctor appointments, working mothers have full-time jobs ahead of them after they leave the office.
- Be there for them. Mothers of newborns in your workplace might be getting half the amount of sleep that you are. If they need a little support in work projects, be willing to lend a hand.
- Care for them. Think about offering industrial height adjustable tables or workstations to your employees, eliminating one of the key components of back pain and MSDs.
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