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A Childcare Solution for Women in the Workplace
A powerful solution was presented for childcare as women work outside of the home. This impressive answer was featured on the news series CBS Mornings previously known as CBS This Morning. It was awesome to see a wife, mother and successful entrepreneur offer an outstanding finding. News Correspondent Vladimir Duthiers explained, “This week in our special series The Work Shift we’re looking at how our lives at work have changed during the pandemic. With so many students learning remotely the past school year. The burden of childcare fell mostly on mothers. Eighty percent of Americans who left the labor force in September were women. Now there is a renewed focus on childcare as many people get ready to head back to the office. Adriana Diaz, who is about to become a new mom shows us how one E-Commerce company in Virginia with a creative solution.”
News Correspondent Adriana Diaz revealed this amazing story. “At the offices of Latched Moma, a maternity and nursing clothes company its B.Y.O.B. Bring Your Own Baby. Here moms multitask as babies lap it up through naps. In the warehouse and just about everywhere. I have to say we’ve been sitting here for awhile and it’s been very quiet. I thought l would be hearing the babies more.” Adriana was amazed at the peaceful nature and control that was maintained as these mothers worked with their babies surrounding them. Melissa Wirt who is the owner and creator of Latched Moma responded to Adriana‘s observation of mothers and babies working together without a lot of noise and chaos by stating, “Absolutely. When you keep the mothers and babies close that first year you don’t hear a lot of it.”
Adriana interviewed this impressive woman, “Melissa Wirt once a stay at home mom built this multimillion dollar brand that way. Bringing in four of her children to work when they were young. Something she plans to do again.” Adriana acknowledged Melissa’s new situation by asking, “You’re pregnant.“ Melissa responded, “Absolutely.” Adriana, “And this is your number?” Melissa said, “Six. I don’t know if we would have six kids if it wasn’t for Latch Momma and the flexibility.” Adriana agreed by explaining, “The flexibility to bring your child to work while their babies are toddlers. A work benefit she implemented in 2016.” Melissa went on to explain, “The amount of people that told me it was a horrible idea when we started to allow babies in the workplace. Like horrible. And l looked at them. And shrugged my shoulders and l said we’re gonna try and see what happens.” Melissa is an amazing woman who not only built a multimillion dollar company but also helped other mothers with their employment and childcare dilemma.
Is the Company “Latch Momma” A Success With Babies In Tow?
What Is the Key to Success of “Latch Momma?”
Adriana Diaz explained, “What happened is her company was a success. Growing an average of 86% each year. With 25 of her empoyees coming to work with babies in tow.” She continued this explanation about the multimillion dollar company “Latch Momma,” and Melissa Wirt its creator. “The flexibility to bring your child to work while their babies are toddlers. A work benefit she implemented in 2016.”
— News Correspondent Adriana Diaz of “CBS Mornings” news program.
E-Commerce Company “Latch Momma” A Solution for Working Mothers and their Babies
Latch Momma is an amazing solution for mothers who were in need of employment and childcare. How did this company become a success with babies in the midst of their mothers? Adriana talked about Latch Momma’s success by stating, “What happened is her company was a succes. Growing an average of 86% each year. With 25 of her employees coming to work with babies in tow.“ Mellisa Wirt the owner acknowledged, “The moms that do bring their babies to work there’s a different sense of work ethic. It’s not going to work everywhere. We’re not as efficient with the babies here. Adriana tthen asked, “So you can tell that?“ Melissa quickly responded, “Absolutely. But l think when women get to be mothers first you’re gonna get those hours back. So let’s say somebody brings their child to work and its not going well. Normally they have the flexibility to say, ‘Time out. I’m gonna head home. And l’m 100% sure that baby is going to get put to bed that night and l’m going to get an email from them catching up on that day’s work.”
Adriana asked another vital question that the majority of employers would question. “Are you concerned about safety and liability? Melissa responded, “There is a waiver that’s signed. There’s liability insurance. But truly it comes down to trusting your employees.“ Adriana then interviewed one of the mothers whose child is also at work with her. “Like Warehouse Manager, Amanda Ovberlies who works alongside her 18 month old Griffin.” Amanda laughed as she explained, “He’s part of the team.“ Adriana then asked, “Does it feel that way?“ Amanda laughed again and said, “Is he the best employee? No. No, he is not. Adriana continued, “But she is grateful she doesn’t have to leave him.“
What about the issue of guilt most mothers experience if they had to leave their child at home where your company allows them to bring them? Adriana asked, “A lot of working moms talk about guilt. Do you think that being able to bring your kid to work the way that you do might reduce that at all?” Melissa explained, “It definitely reduces a lot of my guilt. I still feel a little bit of the guilt because he doesn’t get a 100% of my attention. Mom‘s guilt is everywhere.”
Every mother understands how difficult it can be to leave the babysitter‘s house for work as your few month old baby is crying. It can be heart wrenching and devastating. I remember crying after dropping my four month old and year and a half old to a babysitter. At the time l needed a full time job to help my husband pay the bills. Eventually l was able to quit my job and become a stay at home mom. What a blessing it would have been to bring my babies to work. Excellent work Melissa Wirt. What a wonderful idea for employment of mothers as you solve the problem of childcare for those mothers.
Similar Companies that Allow Children to Go to Work with Their Mothers
“This Spring almost a quarter of women business owners said that the lack of reliable childcare made it harder to higher. According to a survey by payroll provider Gusto. So nearly three quarters of those employers adopted family friendly policies at work. Melissa said, ‘We have to acknowledge that things changed after babies are born. A woman changes. You’re reborn. I hate to tell you.’”
— News Correspondent Adriana Diaz of “CBS Mornings” news. Mellisa Wirt owner of “Latch Momma.”
Some Corporations that Allow Children at Work with their Mothers
Are their similar companies that allow mothers to bring their children to work? Adriana Diaz also expressed how, “Some other companies from coast to coast have similar policies. Like software development firm Tilde. And the organic skincare brand Badger. Before Covid both allowed babies up to six months old. And at least six state‘s government also let workers bring in babies before the pandemic. This spring almost a quarter of women business owners said that the lack of reliable childcare made it harder to higher. According to a survey payroll provider Gusto. So nearly three quarters of those employers adopted family friendly policies life work. Melissa shared this profound thought and warning for now pregnant Adriana Diaz. “We have to acknowledge that things changed after babies are born. A woman changes. You’re reborn. I hate to tell you. You’re gonna be a completely different person on the other side. It’s so scary. We don’t talk about it.” Adriana responded, “l hope the work world after Covid can invest more in supporting new mothers.” Melissa‘s final response was, “We can’t see women as weaker on the other side of childbirth or less capable. We need to see them as more capable.”
It is vital that we observe the beautiful sayings of the Holy Scripture. The article on jw.org asked the question, What Does It Mean to Be a “Good Samaritan”? Based on “The Bible’s answer,“ This definition was given, “The expression ‘Good Samaritan’ is commonly used to describe a person who acts to help others who are in need. The term orginated from a story, or parable, that Jesus told to show that a good neighbor mercifully helps others regardless of the other person’s nationality or background.” I thought of Melissa Wirt, owner of Latch Momma. She is finding a way to not only provide financially for numerous mothers and their households but also their children. Wirt has found a solution that is commendable. Keep up the Christ like conduct Melissa as well as the corporations that allow children to come to work with their mothers.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Claudette Coleman Carter