The Shrinking Middle Class

Jessica Wood and her young family used to consider themselves middle class. But they suddenly find themselves living in a small Colonial-style house with her parents in North Andover, MA while she and her husband attempt to shovel themselves out of debt and reinvent their careers. Summer was a tense time with her two children, Maisie and Emmett, out of school and constantly around in her retired parents’ space. She ushered them outside as often as she could.