L. Nicole - posted on 08/02/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
I’m 25 and a stay-at-home mom…kind of. After my second child was born, my husband asked me to leave my job. I did and, after several months of searching for an outlet, I decided to follow my dreams and start a business.
Staying at home with my kids created an avenue for me to leave the corporate world and put time into pursuing my passion. With that said, I am working harder now than I ever. Yet, I don’t feel my female counterparts, with or without children, see it that way. Stay-at-home mothers are some of today’s most successful entrepreneurs.
In hindsight, leaving for work in the morning and returning in the evening was a break from family life. I don’t really have that anymore unless I hire a babysitter. Family life never ends. My husband and children almost always need something from me and I have a business to tend. I am the modern stay-at-home mom, doing more in 24 hours than most do in 48. Yet, I feel like my efforts are overlooked by peers because I am young and choose to put family before career.