Originally Posted by grumpybear
I guess the word would be "novel". I think during my MIL's time, a woman with a career going for her was quite a novel thing and the thing that most/a lot of women strived for.
But not to downplay women who work at all because even I have a TON of respect for women who are able to do that. It's just that sometimes I feel a little bit resentful that I am not given some respect as a SAHM. YKWIM?
I am a SAHM right now, but I used to work. And I remember facing other people's judgement when my maternity leave was ending and I was considering going back to work.
So, I really felt judged no matter what my decision was...work and put my child in day care or SAH and quit my job from some
Ironically, one of the people judging (well, rather who made negative comments) did it to me when I talked about going back to work, and later said negative things about my decision to stay at home!