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Why Massachusetts Is The Best Place To Be A Working Mom!

Mother’s Day around the corner. So we were wondering: is Massachusetts the best place to be a working mom?

WalletHub released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms, as well as expert commentary.

And guess what? Massachusetts Is 2023’s Best State for Working Moms!

Before we get to the details, a few words on being a working mom:

Being a working mom is like trying to juggle flaming bowling pins while riding a unicycle on a tightrope.

It’s not easy, and you’re probably going to get burned.

First of all, there’s the morning rush. Trying to get yourself and your kids ready for the day is a challenge in itself, but then you have to factor in the possibility of a last-minute diaper blowout or a missing shoe.

Once you’re at work, it’s a constant battle to balance your job responsibilities with your parenting duties. You’re trying to focus on that important report while also wondering if your child remembered to bring their lunch to school. And let’s not forget the endless stream of meetings and conference calls that always seem to fall during your child’s soccer game or school play.

Then there’s the cycle of guilt. Guilt for not spending enough time with your kids, guilt for not being able to fully focus on your job, guilt for not keeping the house clean, guilt for ordering takeout for the third time this week.

But despite all the challenges, being a working mom also comes with its perks. You get to use words like “multitasking” and “efficiency” on your resume, and you always have a built-in excuse for being late (blame it on the kids!). And let’s be real, sometimes a day at the office feels like a vacation compared to a day at home with the little ones.

But despite the challenges, at least we are doing it in the right place!

Wallet Hub compared the attractiveness of each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for a working mother based on 17 key metrics. The data set ranges from the median women’s salary to the female unemployment rate to day-care quality.

Here’s how Massachusetts ranks for working moms:

  • 17th – Day-Care Quality
  • 25th – Pediatricians per Capita
  • 20th – Gender Pay Gap (Women’s Earnings as % of Men’s)
  • 18th – Ratio of Female Executives to Male Executives
  • 20th – Median Women’s Salary (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 1st – Female Unemployment Rate
  • 1st – Parental-Leave Policy Score
  • 5th – Avg. Length of Woman’s Work Week (in Hours)
  • 7th – % of Single-Mom Families in Poverty

Congrats Massachusetts!

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