Work at home moms, stay at home moms, and working moms I have a question for you.
Can we call a truce?
Can we stop comparing our lives trying to decide who’s life is harder?
If you are a working mom, then you have a lot on your plate; getting everyone ready in the morning (including yourself), dropping kids off to child care or school, arrive at work on time, work 8 hours or even more, get the kids, make supper, do homework, do chores, etc…You have a lot going on!
Work from home moms don’t feel left out. You have a lot on your plate too! Child care and everything that entails and somehow finding time to work. No morning break, no lunch break. You are never alone and probably don’t even get to pee alone.
Some may think stay at home moms have it made. They “JUST” have to take care of the kids…right? WRONG. Stay at home moms have it just as hard as working moms and work at home moms. They may not be trying to work and be a mom, but they have challenges of their own. Stay at home moms might feel like they are losing themselves. I know a lot of SAHMs and many are tired, worn out, and feel like they are in charge of everything. Like WAHMs, they don’t get breaks. Having the kids home all day means they are making a mess all day, and the SAHMs are following behind trying to keep their house looking half decent in case someone pops by.
When a working mom posts about how much she loves her job she is NOT trying to make any of the stay at home moms or work at home moms feel bad about their life choice. She is just freaking happy about her job!
When a work at home mom talks about how much she loves being able to work around her families schedule from home she is NOT trying to make working moms feel guilty for working outside the home, and she is not trying to make stay at home moms feel guilty about not working at home. She’s happy about her life!
When a stay at home mom posts pictures on Facebook of the craft she did with her kids today she is not trying to make any other moms feel guilty that they are not doing crafts. She is also not trying to make working moms or work at home moms feel guilty for working. She has made the choice to be a stay at home mom and be with her kids. That’s it man.
LET GO OF THE EGO.
Being a mom is HARD. Period.
Can we please stop comparing our lives? WHY is there competition to see who has the busiest life?
We all worry about our kids. We are all busy. Most of us are tired, and stressed out. Working outside the home, or working at home, or not working a job at all, does NOT DEFINE what kind of mother you are or how busy your life is!
Spread the LOVE moms. You’re doing a great job 😉