Back when I was pregnant, I had joined pregnancy groups on Myspace and was so upset by them I left their groups long before Logan was born. I was planning on being a stay at home mom as soon as I found out I was pregnant. My hubby and I had talked about me staying home with the kid(s) before I got pregnant. I was happy about that decision. Ever since I was a little girl my dream was to be a mom. But these girls in these groups made it seem like the worst thing in the world to be just a stay at home mom because they are not contributing or what not. They felt like the should be in school or working. Work just passed the time for me, but I have been waiting to be a mom and stay at home with my kid. I don't have anything against working moms or moms in school, but it wasn't my plan. But I hated constantly reading about all the negativity about being a stay at home mom (which is why one of my groups on here is the Proud Stay at Home moms.) I would love to go back to school one of these years and just do something for me, but right now I am enjoying where I am at. So to help those moms and myself feel a little bit better I looked up quotes on self-esteem and stay at home moms.

Here are some great quotes that I found:

A person's worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves. – Jean De La Bruyer

 


Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on. -Maxwell Maltz

 


Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. - Thomas Carlyle

 

 

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection. -Buddha

 

 

Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality. – Les Brown

 

 

Self-esteem evolves in kids primarily through the quality of our relationships with them. Because they can't see themselves directly, children know themselves by reflection. For the first several years of their lives, you are their major influence. Later on, teachers and friends come into the picture. But especially at the beginning, you're it with a capital I.– Stephanie Martson

 

 

Stay-at-home mothers, . . . their self-esteem constantly assaulted, . . . are ever more fervently concerned that their offspring turn out better so they won't have to stoop to say "I told you so." Working mothers, . . . their self-esteem corroded by guilt, . . . are praying their kids turn out functional so they can stop being defensive and apologetic and instead assert "See? I did do it all." - Melinda M. Marshall

 

 

I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody. – Louis L'Amour

 

 

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. – Dr. Seuss

 

 

I began to understand that self-esteem isn't everything; it's just that there's nothing without it. - Gloria Steinem

 

 

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball

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Jacks...
Jun. 1, 2008 at 10:17 AM

Those are some great quotes. I felt the way that you felt. I always wanted to stay home with my kids, that work was just to get me to that point. It doesnt matter what other ppl say or do, it's how YOU feel about it. I know that some ppl HAVE to work, but those of us that want to stay home have it harder. We are the only ones that our kids come to, and rarely get breaks. We are the ones that deserve more praise then most. It's the hardest job. Proud stay at home moms deserve more credit then we are given.

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