if you are a full time SAHM, do you ever get the feeling that society at large looks down on you?
most of the time i feel very supported. my family and close friends are all supportive. however, i feel like the pressures for working moms and SAHMs are unfair. it seems like you get judged no matter what decision you make for whatever personal reasons you choose. i imagine that for some women, the option to have/maintain a career and have enough time for thier child(ren) is completely possible. some careers are more "family friendly" than others, and many times the career of the husband plays in to the flexibility the mother has to stay in her career and raise a child. my point is that each family faces these decisions coming from unique circumstances. i just think it is a shame that any woman would judge another for her choice. my close friend works full-time and has things she loves about it and things she hates, just as i do about being a SAHM. i don't think one is better off than the other, and overall, we both are very happy. we both found what works for us. i do, however, feel that the situation for women in tough. there's no easy answer. i don't even know why i'm posting this, it's just that this topic has been on my mind a lot lately. my friends are all starting to have babies and are making this decision. i was the first, and made my decision without my peers really understanding what i was going through. and now i see that there's a great divide among many of my friends as far as those who work and those who stay at home.
It makes me sad to think that women on both sides are judged and feel judged. We are all doing the best we can.