That's the name of the article I came across the other day...
(See article CLICK HERE)
"The Mommy Wars..."
Wow... that's one way to make sure we start off on the wrong foot. SO... which is the better parent. THAT we will never know/ agree on...but here are some interesting tidbits from this More magazine study (500 parents with household incomes above $75,000) about what one group is saying about the other.
Stay at Home Moms (SAHMs) believe that most working Mom's decide to work in order to engage in intellectual stimulation and preserve an exsisting career (prior to having children). Actually, nearly half of these Working Moms (WMs) work mainly for the income, with 91% of those families relying on the additional salary.
Both sides are stressed out by the other.
54% of WMs feel guilt about missing many family / school activities.
47% of SAHMs feel looked down upon by women who go to work.
Isn't ironic... we are all just actually in some part jealous of what the other has the ability to do?
So... what to do the guys think? You're going to love this.
The guys thought that SAHMs were better parents, happier, and had better behaved children. But... those same guys think that WMs have earned more respect and have the ability to take on more responsibility/ stress than SAHMs.
See... this goes back and forth for all involved. But here is my two cents... just speaking for me. There are some days I wish I was a SAHM and some days I'm glad to be a WM. I love what I do... but clearly not as much as I love my daughter. I'm lucky. I have family to help me each day...and I thank my blessings EVERY DAY.
But what I found from this article is that as long as society keeps putting the SAHMs up against the WMs... we will never be our best.
So, let's try this Mommys... let's work together, respect each other, and form a united Mommy front. That should really freak some people out.
Hugs to all the Mommys! -Jana xo