Wednesday, September 22, 2010

You know you are a working mom when...

Despite living in the 21st century, there are still other American women who think that moms belong in the home.  Not only that, but also working moms are causing the decline of AmericaYou know you are a working mom when you have to keep defending your choice to work.  And when that choice does not include the words "I'd stay home if I could...", then you must be a bad mom

Working mom guilt

You know you are a working mom when you are told you have an extra burden of mom guilt, because now your time with your kids must be 100% quality time.  No time wasted, lest you are neglecting your children.  And how dare you trust other adults with your children every day -- untrustworthy, amoral adults like daycare providers, teachers and camp counselors!

You know you are a working mom when -- despite that fact that study after study after study shows that working moms have nothing to worry about -- you still have guilt.

11 comments:

Funky Mama Bird said...

Ugh. I hate mom guilt. I declare a banishment of all mom guilt from now on!

Nicole said...

Thankfully the working mom guilt that crops up every once in awhile if far outweighted by the hypothetical SAHM guilt I'd have because I SUCK AT BEING A SAHM!

Mama Zen said...

And, do you know what you would get if you stayed home? Mom guilt! It's mom guilt no matter what you do.

Unpolished Parenting said...

I am very grateful to work with lots of women who are also working moms. Thankfully I don't have to deal with the guilt very much. I am proud of my choice to work and ignore the idiots who try to change my mind.

Cannonball14 said...

I LOVE the tone of your post. I actually would stay at home with the choice, but I still hate when people ask me "Don't you wish you could stay at home?"

Rachel M. said...

I agree with funky mama bird, let's banish all mommy guilt!

Miss. Candy said...

Boo hiss to guilt!!!

Booyah's Momma said...

Mom guilt sucks. I usually drown mine in ice cream. That way, I can obsess about my large butt, rather than the guilt.

Susan DiMickele said...

Thanks for being so honest about the guilt. We all have it. And I hate that we have to continue to fight our choice to work. I'm with ya girl!

Julia said...

wow. thanks for being honest. it is totally real and totally scary. i have lots of thoughts on this but 11pm is not the time for it. let's chat on this again

Sarah said...

Ahh... guilt. Something I live with 5 days a week. But honestly, I think I am a better person for going to work, and getting a break, because then I enjoy my kids even more.

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