Do you stay at home? Why or why not?
Each of us have our own circumstances, that lend to our decisions and abilities to stay home, work outside of the home, work from home. We are all entitled, and we all have our reasons. A mama recently emailed:
Awhile back you had a discussion about basically feeling in or out of the urbanMamas loop, asking if you feel like you fit in. Well, I don't. I consider myself a liberal in all ways except one. I absolutely do not understand why (unless you are a single mama or have a sick husband etc.) a woman would decide to have children and then work. Why would you pay other people to raise your child? Why would you want to have someone else potty train, teach values, know all your child's likes and dislikes, get all the hugs? If you didn't want to stay home and raise your child, why did you have them? And isn't it selfish to think that the child is happy being raised by someone else? We are talking about 8 hours a day or more of care. Five days a week.
My husband makes far less than $100,000 a year. But we sacrifice so I can stay home and raise our children. If you have a job that allows you to mostly stay home....that's wonderful. I am referring to the full time working Mamas. Why do they do this? All of the posts about finding daycare......I just don't get it. It seems taboo to believe that a Mother should raise her own children.
So, care to share? It goes without saying - but we'll still say it here - thank you for using respect and honesty when sharing your views.