Excerpt from blog post on SAHM:

7. Financial Sacrifices
“I wish I could afford to stay home with my kids…must be nice.” I can’t tell you how much this sentence bothers me! In most cases it takes a LOT of penny pinching, budget balancing, and sacrifice to be a SAHM. I know that if we can make it to the end of the month and still have even $0.76 in the checkbook after all the bills have been paid, it’s been a good month. I fully realize that it’s not possible for everyone, but there’s a difference between “I wish I could” and not wanting to give up a certain lifestyle.
8. Judgment from Society
Our society is not nearly as accepting of stay-at-home-moms as others. Almost as bad as “…must be nice” is “What do you DO all day?” Did you really just ask me that? I know I have a constant need to defend my choice to be a SAHM when someone asks me what I do. We live in a society where women are expected to do it all – family, career, etc. And, somehow along the way, the role of “mom” got a demotion.

I could not have said it better myself!  Even though I am not technically a SAHM my schedule would lead outsiders to think otherwise.  Maybe I am just too self conscious but I feel like I to get this criticism from my "work away from home" moms....

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