10 reasons being a working mom is difficult

The mommy wars continue…Thanks for joining in on the discussion.

In the previous post, we talked about the spats between stay-at-home moms (SAHMs) and working moms. The crux of the argument seems to be who has it harder or worse?

I’ve seen it too often: an unhappy woman suddenly attack an unsuspecting woman in a hush of fury and vitriol.

It’s not uncommon to hear SAHMs hurl horrible accusations at working moms such as:

  • They must not love their children.
  • They’re selfish.
  • They aren’t mentally strong enough to take care of their kids all day.
  • They just aren’t that good of parents.

Let’s face it. Adulting is hard. Parenting, if treated like an “occupation” (and I think it should be), is even harder. For working moms (and dads too), they have two “jobs”!

Why Being a Working Parent Is Difficult (the not-so-obvious reasons)

  1. You aren’t excused from all of your motherly duties.
  2. You may love your job, but it’s still work.
  3. Your job is what you do, not who you are.
  4. You have to deal with the dreaded morning meltdowns: “Mommy, don’t leave me!”
  5. You may never be the class mom.
  6. Your house sometimes looks like a train wreck.
  7. You may like your job more than being at home with the kids. (And that should be okay!)
  8. You miss your kids’ firsts.
  9. You really, really miss your kids.
  10. Also you really, really, really miss your kids.

The above applies to working dads.

A Final Thought – From the Pillow

Working moms and stay-at-home moms are equally important.

So stop judging and start empathizing.

Have you ever been a victim of a girl-on-girl crime? What about a perpetrator? Why?

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