I see so much conversation between WOHM moms and SAHM moms. I'm one of those moms that life took an evil turn and had to work two jobs to pay for bills. My daughter was raised by another mom (who I paid) and her daughters formed a sisterhood with my daughter. My daughter has grown up to be a beautiful well-balanced young lady.
I get rowled up with I see some responses about the choice to stay at home (it's just me). It's as if I'm reliving some past memories when I thought life was fine, when it really wasn't. Now I know how fragile life is, and that a woman has ultimate decision over her and her children's life. I believe that a woman should be the pillar of her family's life, and should ultimately live by her own two feet as the forefather (in relative terms) of her children.
Valid opinion, or am I just post-traumatic (and unreasonable)? Please explain.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:31 PM on Oct. 14, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by MamaRoberts at 6:39 PM on Oct. 14, 2009
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Answer by beckcorc at 8:27 PM on Oct. 14, 2009
I personally want to know that if something were to happen to my husband I can take care of myself and my child. Meaning I can pay the bills, I can buy my own home, I can buy my own car, and I don't need no one to assist me in that. I will be the rock my child needs even if the world came crashing down. I can do it on my own. That doesn't mean I want to. I love my husband and I chose to parent with a partner. He is my equal in every way. I appreciate that. But should something happen I know I have the skills and ability to provide. My job allows me, and my family, the added financial security we desire for now and in the future. I respect those that stay at home with their children. I could have. I choose to work. It also fulfills me and nurtures me in a different way. I love my job. What I learn in hospice care makes me appreciate my child's life and understand LIFE better. My child benefits in all ways.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:58 PM on Oct. 14, 2009
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