Stay at Home Mom vs Working Mom. This topic has been around since… well, since women with children first decided to work outside of the home!
What continues to surprise me the most is how unsupportive we are of each other; no matter what the choice is. Unfortunately, what I thought was an old-fashioned way of thinking, that had gone by the way of the dinosaur, still faces young women today. The only change is that now it is done through social media. WOW, I was shocked.
I chose to work outside my home, and I made this decision first out of necessity, and second for my own peace of mind. If I am honest, even if I could have afforded to stay home, I would have chosen not to. I have a lot of respect for women that choose to stay home and raise their children. It is hard work, and so is working outside of the home.
Ladies, we are in this TOGETHER! I ask, why does one choice have to be better than the other? Does this harsh judgement of each other come from our own insecurities around the choice we made ourselves? In fact, it is not uncommon for working mothers and stay at home mothers to bestow judgement on each other as well! We don’t seem to be able to provide support when we are supposedly on the same team? Why is this I ask?
Ladies we are in this TOGETHER! Isn’t one collective voice stronger, wouldn’t a united stand by all women for equality in the workplace for women, for universal childcare, for a guaranteed income so that a choice doesn’t need to be made out of necessity provide more attention to the issues that really matter?
I believe as long as we continue to attack each other, the real issues will remain clouded and go unresolved. Let us together work towards a supportive, collective voice that will demand attention and action. Let us celebrate and support Stay at Home and Working Moms everywhere. As long as you are true to yourself and love what you do…how can that choice be questioned?
Help me Stop the judgement – let’s work towards a future where the conversation is about how great we feel about the choice we make – whether to stay home or work outside the home – knowing as women, we have the support of each other.
No judgement – we all have work to do!