I have read on here time and time again that if a mother works they are bla bla bla.
I am 36 years old and my mother has worked since I was 6 weeks old. There was still supper at 5pm and weekends were family time. Our extended family would go camping, to the caves, to the zoo, etc. I also have worked since my son was 6 weeks old. Again, there is supper on the table every night and my days off we are doing something together. Why must there be some that think a parent is missing time with their kids if they work?
Answer by cdecker83 at 12:55 AM on Jul. 24, 2009
Answer by LucasMama08 at 12:56 AM on Jul. 24, 2009
Answer by luvmygrlz at 12:57 AM on Jul. 24, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:57 AM on Jul. 24, 2009
Answer by ronjwake at 1:00 AM on Jul. 24, 2009
See that's another good point. My friend asked me how I liked being a stay at home mom one time, I said "oh I love it! Its the best job ever, for me anyhow" and we both laughed. She said "I could never do it, I tried and hated it I love working and being outside the home." It all makes sense to each individual. I love being home cooking, and cleaning teaching and what not. But some people would go crazy. I want to stay home only until my kids are in school then I would love to work on my career, and have "grown up time" lol. It's great being with your kids, but I can only look at four walls for so long before I feel like an animal. hahah
Answer by LucasMama08 at 1:06 AM on Jul. 24, 2009
Answer by calliesmommie at 1:08 AM on Jul. 24, 2009
Answer by ronjwake at 1:12 AM on Jul. 24, 2009
Answer by kuuipo317 at 1:17 AM on Jul. 24, 2009
Quote: "Why must there be some that think a parent is missing time with their kids if they work?" First of all, I support mothers who choose to work, mothers who have to work, and mothers who stay home with their kids. It's a personal choice.I don't "think" working mothers are missing time with their kids, I know they are missing time with their kids. They are at work, and in most cases, their children are somewhere else. Maybe they have better quality time together when they're not working than some SAHMs, but they're still not with their kids for a certain amount of time each week. Some moms like/want/need that break and most kids do great with working moms, but they're still missing time, and in some cases it's 50-60 hours a week. Many SAHMs cannot imagine missing the first steps, first words, etc. and being away for 30, 40, 50, or more hours a week.
Answer by DeTora_Family at 1:20 AM on Jul. 24, 2009