Both SAHM's and working Mothers, in my opinion are equally difficult in their own right, making the decision to either go back to work or give up their job to stay at home and raise their family, yet neither has any empathy or compassion for the other.
SAHM's and working mothers feel resentment towards the other, but in very different ways,, both sides of the spectrum struggle financially whether that is child care or loss of a second wage, yet both SAHM's and working Mothers make huge sacrifices in order to provide for their families, surely that is all that matters in the grand scheme of things.
My husband struggled like hell to provide for us as a family (we decided as a couple very early on in our relationship that I would take 'time out' whist the children were pre-schoolers), I didn't think it would be quite as difficult to give up the 'working me', but it was more that that, I felt I had lost a piece of me. It took time to find myself again, and get used to a slower pace of life, in turn this had it effects on my relationship with my husband, it took a while before we both embraced me being at home permanently 100% positively.
I felt like I had lost my mind when I was thrown into a world of conversations purely based around babies, toddlers and dirty nappies, so I put pen to paper and wrote a book to keep my mind active and focused, being a stay at home working Mother suits me down to the t, I have a great work/life balance and it was the best decision for me at the time.
How did you make your decision to be a SAHM or a working Mother?
Was your decision purely based on money?