Mothers who work outside of the home have it harder than stay-at-home moms. In addition to working 40 hours a week or more they still have a family's laundry load, a house to clean, a household to run, children to feed and clean-up after etc.
If you agree post that you do below. If you disagree tell me what reasoning you have to support your argument.
I've done both throughout the kids lives & I believe working is harder. When I was a sahm there was only so much I could do & found myself bored. Now that I'm working with both kids in school I am overwhelmed. There are not enough hours in my day to do everything. That is just me personally...
Every family is different & what's hard or easy for me may not be for someone else!
I don't think it matters but one would think the house would be cleaner since people aren't in it all day. I think in some aspects it is easier to be a SAHM and in other aspects it's easier to be a working mom.
I think it all depends on your support system and how many children you have. I mean someone who's married with plenty of family and friends to help out with one kid is going to have it easier than say a single mom with 4 kids and no family or friends to help out.
by Anonymous 3
December 10, 2012 at 10:35 PM
I, at one point, was a single mom, working 60+ hours a week. Being a sahm is a cakewalk conpared to that. I'm not saying it doesn't come without challanges, but it's absolutly not the hardest thing I've ever done.
I'm a sahm & I agree.
There is nothing wrong with being a SAHM and I think it is great that some women are blessed with the opportunity to do so!
I've been a sahm, a working mom and now I am a wahm. Sahm was cake (I only have 1 kid) I had so much time, I learned to cook, bake, sew, crochet and I volunteered at the senior center, heck I even did the yardwork out of pure boredom. I had a spotless house and an over-attended child and dh got way too used to living with Martha Stewart. While working, I felt productive and I got out of the house. I loved being able to contribute financially again and have my own money. This only lasted 10 months, I missed dd so much and I was missing way too many milestones. The compromise- I am a wahm, now I do all of the above, it's incredibly hectic, but I love it, and luckily dh is a wahd now as well, win-win.