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Mothers returning to work and financial insecurity

My husband has a good paying job, but hasn't received a salary increase in 4 years. I took a few years off to be home with my young children, but now need to get back to work to help close the gap between the quickly rising cost of living and our stagnant income. We also chose to send our children to an independent school due to the current poor state of our public schools and my daughter's special academic needs that were not met in our local public school. The cost of this independent education is huge and puts a major strain on our finances, but we felt that we didn't have much of a choice.

After a year of searching for a job, I am still searching.

—AnonymousCA
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