I came from a rough side of town. I am only the 2nd person in my family to receive a college degree. I was one of the most highly paid in my family, most of my family are labor type workers. So when I became a SAHM I struggled with what now defines me. I am not trying to be shallow. My family is a wonderful accomplishment. I just discovered one day when updating my occupation on a doctors form that I was a little sad to no longer claim my prior title, maybe even a little smaller to claim SAHM. I feel bad to have such feelings because the job of a SAHM is demanding and difficult, but rewarding. It is by no means a bad thing.
Would claiming an occupation of Domestic Engineer make me feel any better? Is this as simple as just a title or my being afraid of the new road ahead for me?
Have you struggled with this upon leaving your career to take care of your family?