Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Working Moms

As I've become more familiar with the blogging world, I've come across blogs that I've made a habit of frequenting.

One of my favorites to revisit you can find here. She's very funny and relatable since she too is a mom who works outside of the house.
I've heard my fair share of comments already about pregnancy, parenting, and everything in between, and her stories validate that everyone has their own collection of comments when someone in their life or even a stranger decided to "chime-in" with their ever-so-smart helpful advice or comments. So kind of them, really...

Apparently once you announce you are pregnant, people, mainly women, find it necessary to put in their two sense. This theme seems to carry on throughout the rest of parenthood, or at least that's what it seems like so far.

For me, I tend to care less what other people think or say. In fact, I love those "helpful" comments because they make for excellent stories and laughter.

With that being said, I must admit that I do cringe at the judgement many people put on moms who work outside of the home.

Mom_101 published a list of "10 Things Never to Say to a Working Mom" in Redbook magazine, which you can find here. But I also copied here list, below:

1. It must be hard missing all those special moments every day.
2. I suppose it's smart that you're working. You know, in case your husband leaves you some day.
3. I'm surprised you went back to work. Your husband seems so successful.
4. It's cute when they call your nanny "Mama."
5. I just love my kids too much to leave them during the day.
6. Did you see Dateline? The one with the hidden camera in the day care?
7. I could never let someone else raise my children. But that's just me!
8. I hated my mom because she was never home after school like everyone else's mom.
9. You must feel so guilty.
10. I wish I were as laid-back as you and could just let the housework go.

At the same time, the list is reassuring that other moms go through this as well.

(For those stay-at-home moms, there is also a link at the top of this list on the Web site to find equally annoying comments people make about staying at home with your children).

I also had a laugh with this past post of hers which is along the same lines. You can can find here.

So, say what you will and think what you want, I respectfully don't care :).

See that ever-so-adorable little girl at the top of this post? That's who I care about and that's why I work outside of the house.

1 comment:

  1. You are an amazing woman! So glad you are able to put others UNWANTED comments aside and focus on your family and what is right for you three:) XXOO