Since my daughter came into my life, a lot of issues in this society have come to the forefront of my mind. One such issue is how kid unfriendly American society seems to be. From the time that little pee stick turned blue, I sought employment with the awareness that employers do not like pregnant women.
You can read up on this and other issues in The Shriver Report which features articles by everyday mothers from all over the country as well as superstar mom Beyonce.
This experience got me to thinking: how can I get my career going so I can have the money and time to be a good mom? As a childless adult, it was easy to just pull a double shift or get a second job when I wanted to pay down a debt or take a trip. With a child things are a little more complicated. You can't trust all of your family members to do things properly, and those who will are not always free to look after your little ones.
I decided to make myself a more worthy candidate in the job market by becoming fluent in Spanish with the Rosetta Stone program.
It is at a discount right now, but I'm not sure for how long. The program is downloadable on up to 5 devices, which is perfect for a busy mom like myself. Also, bilingual jobs are in high demand, since the Spanish-speaking populace has grown more than ever before in the U.S., making it a good choice for me. Many jobs pay $1 more an hour for entry-level bilingual employees. The program claims I can be fluent in 6 months if I complete a 30 minute course every day. To be fair, I am breezing through the first of 5 lessons because I took (and passed!) Spanish in college. I will keep you guys posted on my experience, but so far so good.
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