Unfortunately the battle between stay-at-home moms (SAHMs) and working moms is a real thing. Whether it’s an internal conflict of having to choose one over the other or having someone say something insensitive to you, it’s a true struggle for many. Here’s my 2 cents and some posts of a few things you should not say to a working mom or a stay-at-home mom.
We should all learn to respect each others’ choices. Does that mean I will always agree with someone’s choice? No! But it’s not mine to agree with. If they ASK my opinion, then as a friend I will share it. But if you haven’t been asked, do yourself the liberty of keeping your opinion to yourself if it’s not something nice.
For me the whole “work-life balance” term is misleading. The balance does not come from being able to do everything and necessarily balancing everything. It’s definitely more a juggling act than balancing. Because you can’t be at two places at one time. When you’re working, you are spending less hours with your children, and when you’re at home with the kids you are spending less hours building your career. The balance comes from being HAPPY and CONTENT with your choice and making the most of it. Be happy with your decision and the balance will come as a result.
Would love to hear from all your mommas out there on your personal experiences!