I have my master's and have chosen to stay home with my children. Do any of you ever feel guilty or like you are not living up to your potential? I sometimes feel this way but in my heart I know I need and want to be there for my kids. Interested in others lives and thoughts.Answer Question
Answer by Mishelly728 at 1:28 AM on Oct. 30, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 7:46 AM on Oct. 30, 2008
I have several Master's degrees. I pursued them because of my love of learning. I love being a SAHM and always saw it in my future. I don't at all feel like I'm "not living up to my potential," but I do get sick of being judged for it. I can't tell you how many times people say to me, "All those degrees and you JUST stay home?" It really makes me angry. Also, other people think I'm snobby because I have good grammar and a good vocabulary and speak and write properly. It annoys me to no end. I find it lonely being a highly educated mom amongst the SAHM group I know, because there's no one else in the group that can identify with my desire to pursue education.
Answer by StarLee at 8:27 AM on Oct. 30, 2008
Answer by icook at 9:10 AM on Oct. 30, 2008
Thank you soooooo much for asking this question. I got my master's degree only a year and a half ago. I really was planning to go back to work. However, nobody could have prepared me for the overwhelming desire to be home with my daughter. I feel like being a mother is the most important job I will ever have. I feel like I am contributing to society be raising her the best I can, and she will be an amazing, successful person who will contribute as well. I feel my education and expereinces have helped me become the person that I am today, which shaped the kind of mother I am today. This just better helps me raise my daughter. If I were uneducated, I am sure my parenting skills would be affected.
Answer by jaysmommy007 at 6:58 PM on Oct. 30, 2008