"I'm so engrossed in my 11-month-old son, I haven't given it (the economy) much thought. I want to be a stay-at-home mom, and in order for me to do that my husband has to be able to provide an income. And we just found out from his job that they're not going to get cost-of-living increases."

Shereena Cox
Elementary school teacher
Nixa, Mo.