I've read/heard a lot of people lately say that everyone should be able to experience being a SAHM and you should at least try it out. I'm wondering if these people have considered that some moms may WANT to work and that being a SAHM isn't for everyone?
My questions to working moms...do you work FT or PT? What are your reasons for working?
I work M-F 7-3:30. My reasons:
1. I am passionate about my career. I earned a Master's degree for a reason and plan to use it. If I wanted to be a SAHM, I wouldn't have wasted my time in graduate school.
2. I enjoy having a professional identity outside of "Mom"
3. DH and I enjoy living comfortable. With 2 new cars and a mortgage, we have always planned to be a 2-income household.
4. I refuse to use government assistance as long as I have a choice about it! (note...I know that unfortunate circumstances can always lead to anyone needing them!)