The day a woman conceives she enters this invisible battle ground between working and stay-at-home moms. It’s not a physical battle, rather a battle fought with judgement, and we have built a glass wall between ourselves. Working moms are judged because they are not the primary caregiver to their kids. Stay-at-home moms are judged because they have made the choice to leave their careers and be at home raising their kids. It’s unnecessary and we as women and moms need to stop judging one another and start supporting each other’s child raising decisions. We all love, love, love our children and only want the absolute best for them.
I was a working mom and now I’m a stay-at-home mom. People ask me all of the time which is harder and the truth is both are equally hard. When I was working, I had more time to myself at work, but when I came home, it was a whirlwind of tasks, activities, and quality time with my baby. Now that I’m home, I still have to do the whirlwind of tasks, activities, and quality time with my babies but I have the whole day to do it all and I don’t have the option of canceling or rescheduling any of them so that I can have a few minutes to myself. Working moms, stay-at-home moms, all moms feel the same way…tired.
Love a very tired once working now stay-at-home mama,