Kathy - posted on 11/20/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
When did the people in this world become so materialistic?
I am old fashioned when it comes to the roles that mom's and dad's play in raising children. I believe, that it is better for the children to be raised by their parents rather than day care or babysitters... Apparently my belief in this is a vanishing belief amoung many people.
I understand that financial factors come into play here. I understand that not every family can financially afford to live on one income. But when it is possible for one parent to be at home, raising the children, I believe it is a GOOD thing.
My first marriage was a disaster for many reasons, but one of our biggest fights was about me staying at home to raise our son. My ex-husband was totally against it, even though we could most definately financially afford it. I felt like, to him, money was more important that what was best for our child...
After my divorce, I met my current hubby and we now have two children. After the problems in my first marriage, I thought my current hubby understood my position on having a raising children. Apparently not! He too believes money is more important!
I lost my job after my second child was born eight months ago. Which, honestly is fine by me, because I want to be home raising my children anyway. I have been looking for a job, with no luck, just because I can't deal with the stress any more. Not the stress of raising my children, the stress of him wanting me to work!