|Originally posted by Lucy
mamapie, I don't think I said that working moms are evil, maybe you meant the article said that, but I didn't get that feeling from the article either. Anyway, I certainly don't think moms who work are evil, no way, just that this is the choice I made, and I do think there is a certain responsibility with it.
I did read the article fast, and if they are saying that wking moms are bad, thaen I do not support that.
It was me, Lucy, and you didn't say it, but it *was* the underlying thesis of every article. I just wanted to be clear that I am not arguing that sahm are less important. If I thought that I wouldn't be one.
This is not directed at Lucy but at the magazine: I just will never ever agree it is okay or *Christlike* to put down women who have to or choose to work while they raise their kids. No one but that woman knows why she works. I have a friend who is a sahm. She badmouths another friend who works, but what she doesn't know is that that woman works because early on her husband cheated on her. She is afraid of being financially dependent on her husband in case it happens again. Is she choosing to work? Yes. Is she evil? No. Does this mean she doesn't love her kids or that she isn't a great mom? No.
As far as raising kids, it is the mother's love and devotion that matter, not whether you sah or woh. It is what works best for you. My dh was raised by a single wohm, and he is the best man. Conversely, ds's dad was raised by a married sahm, and he is a louse. It helps to sah to have more time with your kids, but I know many wohms that would make great role models.
It is not anyone's place to judge another's life. I dislike this magazine, not because it celebrates the sahm but because it demonizes the wohm.
I hope I have been clear. All my anger is directed toward the magazine, not any poster here.