I recently read a post where a woman said that being a stay at home mom meant playing with your children all day and not thinking about money. She also talked about about the importance of never giving up on your dreams.
Since when did being a stay at home mom mean giving up on your dreams? And who said we play all day and don’t think about money? Hmmmm.. maybe Hollywood? I’m a bit perturbed by comments that paint a picture of stay at home moms as being less successful, less empowered women. It’s just not true.
I didn’t give up my dreams to stay home with my baby, I followed them.
My choice to stay home with Emily is a conscious one. I am aware that I am very lucky to be in the position to stay home, and am so grateful that it is an option for my family. I love being a mom. Being home with my daughter full time doesn’t make me less intelligent, less empowered, less successful. It actually fills me up in a way I’ve never been filled. And the whole idea that I just”play all day” is ludicrous! Being a stay at home mom is hard work.
All the moms out there- whether you work full time, part time or stay at home- I want you to know I respect and honor you. I know how hard you’re working and how hard it is to keep it all together. I know how much you give every day. Keep on doing what you do even when others don’t seem to get it. It doesn’t matter anyway.