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Rise of the Female Breadwinners: Lindsay Groff

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Do you have parenting and childcare support from your family and friends?

Yeah, I do. I have a lot of family and friends that help me.

Has having kid(s) altered your career path?

Having kids made me choose a career. I kind of wasn’t really thinking about doing much of anything until I had kids. I was just living day to day. And I still do to a certain extent. That was the first time I realized I needed to have a career, make more money because I had to provide for somebody else all of a sudden.

So you got your license after?

I got my cosmetology license, yes, after I had my first child.

How do you feel like our job market accommodates working mothers?

I guess I don’t know well enough. I haven’t been a professional long enough in San Antonio.

But there’s no daycare at the salon.

No, there’s no daycare at the salon but then again I work for a small salon and they’re understanding if I need to do something for my kids. I don’t think it’s ever been a serious issue. I’ve worked for one employer that had a really strict policy. For the most part my personal experience has been fine with it.

What’s the most challenging aspect of raising your kid(s)?

It’s just exhausting. Some days just take every last bit of energy to do what I need to do as far as being at work or doing school assignments and trying to keep patience with my children in their ins and outs of the day. I think it’s just having enough hours and enough energy for each day is probably the most challenging thing.

What’s the most rewarding aspect of raising your kid(s)?

The most rewarding thing is when someone compliments you on your children. Having them say ‘thank you’ to me for something that I’ve provided for them. Or when they see me doing my homework that they talk about being in college and doing their homework, that’s rewarding that I’m setting that kind of an example. But I think the biggest thing is when one of my sons holds the door open for somebody and they say, ‘That’s a nice young man.’ It’s like ‘yes.’ I just want them to be aware of their surroundings and other people and be respectful of them.

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