So my child's new school has lots of volunteer groups, all parent led, mostly led by stay at home moms and I would love to be involved more, do more. I have lots of experience that will translate to successful parties, fundraising and so on.. even happy to give up a day off now and again. All these meetings start at 2:00 PM or some other time that no 9-5er can make it.
I have already found a way to contribute regularly with my time to work around this, but it was a challenge as my first attempts were met with some real pettiness about "children being first priority"
I am guessing the scheduling slight is unintentional, but you saying I want to be on the committee but I cannot attend your meetings was not exactly well received and I suddenly feel bad that I am stuck paying the bills.
it a general trend that Moms working outside the home don't do this stuff, or a blind assumption on others part that this is the case or is this kind of a local mean girl club?
PS yes anonymous because anytime you put stay at home mom and working mom in a paragraph it ends badly. Really venting my own frustrations more than anything.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:19 PM on Aug. 19, 2013 in General Parenting
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