I hate it too. I've been home and worked, I prefer working. I love my kids but they're in school now and would prefer to be there. Women who love to be home, more power to them! We have one life and the choices we make are what we know are best for ourselves and our families. All opinions to who is the better MOM/WOMAN need to be flushed.
Amen, sister. I work because it's not only best for me, but it's best for my daughter. She has amazing relationships and experiences through her babysitter & her school, and she gets a happy mama to boot. What's the down side to that?
I wish we could get out of the mentality of "working" vs. "not working" is good/bad. Here's what's good: mothers who have support to lead balanced, healthy lives, regardless of their work situation, and kids who have all the support they need to grow & learn & meet their potential. Here's what's bad: mothers who feel stuck in a situation they don't want and feel powerless to change it and kids who aren't thriving. Not every person or family is the same or needs the same thing in order to flourish. That's OK!!!!