yay for moms!

It is so sad that many moms who work outside the home feel guilty for not being around their kids, whereas stay-at-home moms often feel inadequate for not getting a paycheck.  Both groups often can’t relate so well to each other and sometimes actually worsen the problem by intentionally or unintentionally putting the other down.  They should all feel awesome and empowered for what they do.

I know I do not tell Karen often enough how important her job as a stay-at-home mom is.  I have told her a number of times in the past but need to convey it more.  When the kids were little, it was quite easy to see that the “income” she earned was the amount we did not spend on day-care.  Of course, now that the kids are older are can be left alone at home if need be, it may be harder for her to see how important she continues to be.  It’s not like she has tons of free time.  At any rate, she contributes so much to the health and well-being of our family.

The mental aspect of “justifying” what we do — for women and for men — can be very difficult.  All we can do is try to be there for each other but also surround ourselves with supportive friends.  I think this is another extremely important aspect of the whole theme of the high value I place on friendships.


About goldenbearflyer

Robert Martz is a writer who doesn't make any money writing, so he keeps a day job in finance. He lives and works in Walnut Creek, CA. He began blogging in 2011 as a way of taking responsibility for and finding a place to put his thoughts and feelings. He loves to eat, cook, and travel. He volunteers, practices yoga, runs, bicycles, hikes, and explores nature with passion and a child-like sense of wonder. He is inspired by his amazing friends, doers and other writers. Check out another of his blogs at http://goldenbearflyer.webnode.com/.
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One Response to yay for moms!

  1. Lori Myers says:

    What a sweet message just before Mother’s Day! I definitely agree that stay at home moms (or dads) are often under-appreciated. I think the world would be a better place if a parent could stay home with the kids!

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