More moms stay home to raise kids

Initially, Elise Valsquier of Stanwood thought she would stay home for a year when her daughter was born.

One year stretched out to three years. Then five years.

“Now it’s 5 1/2, not knowing when the end is going to happen,” she said.

Nationally, she has plenty of company. The number of children reared by full-time, stay-at-home moms in the United States has jumped 13 percent in a little less than a decade. Read more…

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