I'm just curious, most of the moms I've met IRL seem to either work or stay home due to circumstance rather than choice. I'm wondering how many had a choice v. not.
Not sure if everyone falls into one of these categories, but probably most do:
(1.) Totally my choice, finances not an issue, followed my heart on whether or not to work or for how long.
(2.) No choice, circumstances/finances dictated I must work.
(3.) No choice, circumstances/finances dictated I must stay home.
(4.) Made a difficult choice/lifestyle sacrafices to be where I'm at.
(5.) Found another flexible solution- WAH, work part-time, work off hours.
I fall into categories 2 and 5. I have a really hard time with discussions about choice when I feel like I had very little choice with regard to this particular issue. I know quite a few moms who would like to work more or less hours, or none at all, but can't due to their particular circumstance. Curious to see where other parents fall. No debates or judgement though, we're all trying to do the best we can for our kids!