Let me start by saying I think it’s absolutely RIDICULOUS that we’re even having these types of debates when we can focus on much important topics. I’ve been on both ends. I’ve recently started working part time and it’s just been so hard working and having to take care of the kids and still do all the other things I use to do.
Just because a woman decides to return back to work, doesn’t mean they’re abandoning their responsibilities as a mother. They are still mothers end of the day and still do so much more when they get home. Some families need both parents to work to financially afford everything and we all know having kids isn’t cheap.
And the same goes for stay at home mums, it’s not all rainbows and butterflies and it actually gets so depressing at times. Your life revolves around the kids which means between entertaining the kids, giving them breakfast/lunch/dinner, park time, showers and so on, you have absolutely no time for yourself.
I think the problem is we allow society to set this unrealistic picture of what a “perfect mother” should be and we allow that to get to us and we forever try to prove that we’re perfect without realizing being a mother is emotionally/mentally/physically so difficult already and we add to that even more pressure on ourselves. Who says a perfect mother needs to be a stay at home mother? Who says a working mother isn’t a perfect mother?