Thursday, April 29, 2010
Working Mom vs Staying at Home
Three months ago I quit my job to stay at home with our daughter and work very part-time. Since then I haven’t seen many of my ‘professional’ friends. Recently I ran into one of those professional friends who asked since I’m home, “what I did all day?” I laughed at the question because she is also Mother. To her credit she works full-time so her home alone time with her little ones is more focused. There was no malice intent to her question but it was comical to think that a fellow Mom would have such wonderment about my days at home. Since I’ve been both ‘types’ of Mom I appreciate having both experiences. I also appreciate being given a choice to do either (thank you husband). Each type of Mom has their struggles, but it is how we deal with these challenges that make us a good parent. For the record, I love staying home with my daughter and just like days at the office, we have good days and bad days. What do you think?