April - posted on 12/11/2009 ( 103 moms have responded )
I'm a new mommy and I chose to leave the practice I was running in order to stay at home and raise my son full time. My question is: how can I nicely respond to the people in my life who don't seem to be very supportive of my choice? My husband's family in particular always comments that it is a "shame" I left my practice to stay home or how it's "nice" that I could stay at home with my son. (My husband is very supportive of me and we made this decision together, so at least he's on my side, but he doesn't know how to nicely respond to these people either.) If it is supposed to be a woman's right to chose, why do these people try to make me feel ashamed of my choice to remain at home?