Generations of us women have done our part to, “break the chains of the kitchen and the never-ending laundry.” Here are some conflicts that, for me, arise nearly on a daily basis. I wonder if you feel the same?
When it comes to big moves, change the dialogue to encompass life.
Your career life and your life as a mother are two parts of a whole unit — you. People make big moves in new careers all the time. People go on sabbaticals. Others lose their jobs and have to start over. Some start their own business. Just because this work/stay home decision deals with Motherhood or Parenthood, everyone acts like the consequences are stacked against them.
If you have a yearning to stay home, that is a big move. Who knows, if you stay home you might come up with an entirely different career path; a better one. Maybe that is why you have the yearning to stay home.
You are doing a disservice to your children by not living out your own life. If you feel the need to stay home, stay home. If you feel the need to work, work.
The point is … Make big moves to advance your life as a whole and not just one part.