Here I go, ranting again, but this time about this whole “Who has it easier” crap I’m reading on the internet. Stay at home moms or working moms?
Seriously, I’m about to blow up.
(Now, I’ll stop for one minute to say I have not read this book (Welcome to My World). But just the fact that there is a BOOK that is written by bloggers debating “who has it easier” is total crap.)
I’ve been on both sides. I worked 25-30 hours a week for 8 years while being a mom. I’ve also been a SAHM for almost a year now. And let me tell you – one is not easier than the other. Some days it’s easier to be at home and some days it’s easier to be at work. There are different stresses on each side.
What works for you might not work for me. But both of our choices are right. And both are hard.
Being a mom is hard. Hard enough without other women making you feel bad for making the best choice for your family.
I just don’t get why moms would even enter into that debate. Is it to get published or to attract more viewers to your blog? All it does is make the other side defensive and hurt. And feel like she needs to prove her choice was best. Or easier. Or harder. Or the right one.
You don’t need to prove anything.
I did this for a long time – tried to prove to SAHMs why I worked. And then I found myself trying to prove to working moms why I decided to stay home. And all it did was drive me bat crazy.
Why do we do this to each other? Why do we alienate each other? Wouldn’t it be EASIER to just support each other as women and moms?
Get it together ladies. We need each other.