Full Time Mommy or: Why It’s OK to be a Stay-At-Home Parent in the 21st Century

Stephanie - posted on 02/26/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi Moms! I wrote my first blog ever this week, about defending my decision to be a stay-at-home mom in this day and age when SAHM-ing has a stigma attached to it. (NOTE: This is not about sahm moms versus working moms - it's about setting the record straight for those who aren't parents). If you're interested, I'd love for you to check it out! www.theoffendedmommy.com


Ev - posted on 02/26/2015




I am glad that you wrote your blog. But at the same time its considered a solicitation. I did check it out and agree with everything you said about being a SAHM. But I have been on both sides of the coin. You could have put that same message here under a couple of other forums where parents debate things. The thing is being a stay at home mom is a sacrifice, hard work, has its pros and cons, and also at the same time its stigma but so does being a working mom. Both sides get tackled about that choice that was made. I have worked and had someone watch my kids and have also stayed home. I enjoyed every moment I had with the kids when I was home. i did not look at it as a sacrifice as you put it in your blog. To me it was just how it was supposed to be as I was raised in a generation where moms tended not to work at other places much but within the home. Mom not only took care of babies but she also did housework, played with us and she found time to complete projects aka make school clothing, Christmas presents (and how me and my sis never found them or figured them out is beyond me), reading, watching her favorite soaps, and yes she also worked outside the home a few times while we grew up. I thought that when I grew up that I would do much like she did and stay home with my kids all the time. I wanted to be her. But it turned out different and I had to work from time to time to make ends meet. Not a lot of women have the choice you do. They have to work because the family would not survive if they did not. Consider yourself lucky you can stay home. But I have to disagree that going out and getting a job these days is not that easy. Hundreds will petition for the same job and depending on how many spots might be open on a a select few get the jobs. And if you stay out of the job market for a long enough period of time like a friend of mine, and they look at ten years back most of the time, you may not have anything to show them but what you did 20 years ago. Just saying. I wrote a blog myself about Non-Custodial Mothers and it also has a stigma attached to it as well but I can not post the link here as I said its considered solicitation.

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