Marissa - posted on 10/15/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
OK. So, I was watching Dr. Phil yesterday (not exactly sure why), but the show was titled "Working Moms vs. Stay-At-Home moms. I am curious as to why there is such a debate between the two parties. I, myself, am 20 years old and I work full time. My fiance works full time, plus some, and I am getting sick and tired of being told I am not as good of a mom because both my husband and I are working to try and make a better life for our children. I personally feel I am a better mom because I work out of the home, and I feel that way because I get a chance to "de-stress!" One point that I was strongly against was when a stay at home made a comment about it not being about the parents feelings, but about the childs....Now, while I agree with that comment...DOesn't my mood effect my children? I thought so, but apparently, I know nothing. lol. Also, she had said that everyone could afford to stay home if they got an older car and a smaller house....I'm sorry, but it really isn't that easy. With the way the economy is, it's not that black-n-white. There is a lot of gray areas, and it is really bugging me the way people are so judgmental!
Are there other moms out there, stay at home or working moms, who feel the way I do? Please respond however you like. I don't get offended easily. lol. Please try and help me understand why I am considered a bad mom because I work outside my home.