Monday, July 8, 2013

Repost: Is your city one of the best for working moms?

I've contributed to the Orlando Sentinel's Moms at Work blog since 2010. The blog is changing content management systems and my old posts will no longer be available to the public, so I'm reposting them here, in the order that they were originally posted.

Oct. 31, 2012

If you're a working mother in Columbus, Ohio, you've got it made, according to Forbes magazine.

Columbus is the top-ranked city on the magazine's annual list of best cities for working moms.

Apparently, Columbus is tops because women tend to be well-paid there compared with other cities, commutes aren't too long, its violent crime rate is lower than cities of similar size, its school district spends well on students and it's got plenty of doctors. Who knew, right?

Columbus beat out Buffalo, N.Y.; New Orleans; Hartford, Conn., Providence, R.I., Nashville; and Cleveland, among other cities, for the top spot.

Orlando is not among the top 20. Too bad, because I think the weather here and the proximity to guaranteed kid-pleasing theme parks, among other things, should have at least merited a spot among the also-rans.

What makes your city a good place for working moms?

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