I happened to have been a Stay at Home Mom. It was a choice, a viable choice made by my husband and me. I recently read a Blog about working moms and the book “Just Let Me Lie Down” and it sounds very funny. I sympathize with Working Women it must be a hard road and I think it is time for women to unite – Working women and Stay at Home Moms – SAHMs. We are all doing the best we can.
We have made different choices for whatever reasons, but that is no reason to pit ourselves against each other. No one is BETTER than the other. No choice is necessarily better than the other. If you are lucky enough to stay at home, if that works for you, great. Some people, would hate that, they feel they need a career, well, then have at it. But then the busy, crazy schedule comes with it. Others don’t have a choice. There may be many different choices, or no choice at all.
We are mothers who love our children and are trying to do the best we can. I believe we have more in common than different. Why not focus on the common ground, instead of the differences? Mothers dealing with children we LOVE, who need nurturing, rules, education, and boundaries and so much more.
We as women need love, consideration, understanding, REST, and so much more.
Why pick on each other, trying to show the short comings in each other or the strengths in ourselves over the other? Does it matter? Just do the best damn job YOU can do! Encourage each other to do their best, that would be the best case scenario, build each other up instead of tearing each other down. Help the other if you think they are not living up to their potential or if you think they need help, hows that?
Just a thought, what do you think?
(c) Written by Evelyn Garone 12/2010