I have been a full time stay at home mom. I have been a full time working mom. Although I felt fulfilled doing each (tired too), I also always felt judged by the women standing on that thick green grass over there.When I was a full time stay at home mom it felt as though there were working moms everywhere I went. They made me feel less of a woman because I was at home all day. I must not have any skills to be productive in the real world. As if I got out of bed at noon just in time for my soaps and ate chips all day. My home had to be spotless. If company came over with a dirty dish in the sink I felt that look. You know the one that says, "What have YOU been doing all day?" I also got the look from my husband if dinner wasn't on time.
When I was a full time working mom I felt judged by the stay at home moms. They knew their children better than I did. They had clean homes, clean children and dinner on the table on time every night. They also picked up my slack at school by volunteering all the time. They thought I was selfish because I put a job before my children.
Only now I have embraced who I am as a wife and mother. I am no better no worse than any other mom, working or not. SAHM or working outside the home, we all want the best for our children. We are all doing the best we can... and the grass looks the same on both sides of the fence.
All mothers are working mothers. ~Author Unknown
Quote By Me:
If you work out of the home - you are still a housewife.
If you are a stay at home mom - you are still working.
No matter what society labels you - if you're a mom, you're doing it ALL.