Jess - posted on 02/24/2010 ( 30 moms have responded )
I have been at stay at home mother for 6 months now. In 2 weeks time I will be heading back to work, and my daughter is off to a great day care centre for 3 days a week. I have been a member of the "stay at home mums" group here on COM. I am feeling really judged right now for making the decision to work outside the house.
It really makes my blood boil to hear these mothers telling me I'm giving my daughter to strangers to raise, one even suggested working mothers are paying strangers to love their babies ! Arghhhh the ignorance of some people. I would rather work 3 days a week than force my partner to take a second job, just to cover our bills !
I appreciate the importance of being home with your children, but it isn't always possible and it doesn't always work for every women. I think if your a better mother by being active in the workforce then you should be supported and congradulated not judged !
Sorry I just needed to vent.. I wish we could all just be seen as equals !