View Full Version : Lattes for all?
04-10-2008, 11:27 AM
I alway feel a bit uncomfortable with the knee jerk reactions that are typically printed from working moms ("Not a latte love - May issue). I am a stay-at-home mom who previously worked full time (twelve years). I might work harder now than when I worked outside the home, but I was never this happy and fulfilled. I choose to stay home and I do not expect anyone, particularily working moms, to give me a pat on the back for doing so. I can only imagine the tug of war one must feel dropping the kids off at day-care, and rushing to work. Whether one works out of financial necessity or by choice, your gears cannot switch instantaneously I am sure. On the flip side, children don't have hold buttons. Stay-at-home moms/dads are on duty 24-7 and while it isn't rocket science, sometimes you crave a little down time. Everyone has their own brand of stress, its not a competition.
04-10-2008, 11:46 PM
Oh, sometimes it can feel like rocket science! Especially when they are going through one of their million phases and for the life of you, you can't figure out what is going on! LOL
04-12-2008, 01:26 PM
Last time I checked, plenty of working moms take coffee breaks, smoke breaks, gotta-strech-my-legs break while "working." I dont see the problem with a 'stay-at-home-mom' taking her breaks as well!
04-15-2008, 07:38 PM
When my kids were younger I would take "breaks" they were called a 3 minute shower, LOL!
04-15-2008, 10:51 PM
Even when I did work full time, I didn't get 'breaks' as some do. I worked in a position where I couldn't take any breaks, not even for lunch. I had to eat on the job....and yeah, of course any job is stressful. As a SAHM now, I do believe it is harder to get away from the kids to have even a second of 'me' time...however I don't think either mom deserves or works harder than the other.
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