(Let me preface this by saying, this is not intended to be a personal attack on, or response to, anyone in particular. It’s just my opinion, and that plus 44 cents will get you a postage stamp.)
Not many people know this, but there is a HUGE part of me would love to be a stay at home mom. Unfortunately, that just isn’t in the cards for us right now.
There’s a lot of “talk,” in some of the blogs I read, about being homemakers and raising your daughters to be homemakers as well.
Let me be clear, I have no problem with that; or with mommy bloggers posting and talking about. I do, however, have a problem when women/moms who need (or even choose) to work outside the home are persecuted and vilified for their decisions.
Unfortunately, today’s economy (especially in an urban environment), just doesn’t allow for it. I know the argument against my opinion, is that it’s just society, media, etc. that’s convinced us of the woman’s “need” to work. Well to me, that argument is made by people who haven’t walked a mile in a working woman’s shoes.
I am a working wife and mom, and I am proud to be able to help my family financially. That doesn’t make me a bad wife, or a bad mom. If you don’t agree…well, too bad for you.
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