How do us mothers validate full time homemaking these days?

Michelle - posted on 03/04/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I'm a stay at home mom by choice and, in my opinion, necessity. My husband's ex resents me because she says he "made" her work. She talks about me hinting that I am lazy and saying life would b better for everyone if I worked like everyone else. If not for me we would need a babysitter for 4 kids full time! My husband already pays a quarter of his paycheck in child support so we try to save wherever we can. I know her opinions shouldn't matter but I'm still bothered because stay at home moms seem to be a thing of the past since most women have jobs and somehow make it work.
I'm mainly just venting...but curious

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AnotherAnnieTX - posted on 03/04/2014

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Face it, the woman is jealous of you. She wishes she could be a stay-at-home mom, and she didn't have that option. The question is, are you happy with what you are doing, or do you feel like you have no option as well? If you are happy, your husband is happy, your children are happy, then it sounds like being at home is the best choice for your family. No further justification is needed. Sometimes it makes economic sense to stay home, and sometimes it doesn't. But for me, there are benefits to being around for my children that far surpass the money in importance. These young years, if you miss them, you will never get them back! There will be time for you to work, if you want, once your kids are all in school (unless you decide to homeschool, like I do). Until then, enjoy this time with your children! And forget the shrew - her opinion doesn't matter anyway.

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