If we were to meet, I can almost guarantee you that within five minutes, you would hear something about my favorite “job”, being a mommy. I am fortunate enough to be a mommy to two wonderful little boys. Both of my babies mean the world to me. There is nothing I love more than spending time with my babies. Being about to hold my babies is the best!
Before I had my babies, before I was even married, I chose a career. I went to college and started working in my chosen profession right out of high school. Once married, my husband and I discussed what it would be like to have children. We made the decision that we would both continue in our chosen careers even after having kids.
So I am a mommy, but I have chosen to work outside of the home in a career that I love. Of course I miss my boys when I am at work. Especially during “bad” days, I just want to go home and be with my babies. However, I also love my career. I get to make a difference in people’s lives.
Lately, I have had people say (or write) horrible things about mothers who work outside the home. Things such as “you chose your job over your family” or “what kind of mother are you” are hurtful. I want to yell back- I am a mommy. I am a GOOD mommy! My children are happy and healthy. My three-year old loves “school” (what he calls daycare). I have never picked either child up when they were not happy. I am very fortunate to have a daycare that loves and cares for my kids. Knowing that my children are taken care of makes working much easier.
If you are a stay-at-home mom, work-at-home mom, or work-outside-the-home mom, understand we are all moms. The most important thing we can do is love our children. There is no reason to judge each other, that benefits no one. Instead of saying or posting horrible things to each other, let’s spend that time supporting each other, or better yet… spend that time loving on your children.