From the beginning as a mom we are faced with choices that we never had to seriously stare in the face. One of those choices is to work/go to school, or to stay home.
There are some that will tell us that the best thing to do is to stay home and there are others that will be adamant about us going to work. The truth of the matter is…
when it all balls down too it, it’s our choice as the mom
We as mothers have to decide what’s best for our families and for ourselves. I have had my moments when I’ve felt that it was best for me to stay home and others when I felt that it was best for men to go to school. Each of the times, besides this last one, I felt extreme pressure from the people around me to move I one way or another. These pressures at times, debilitated me. I became unable to perform in any capacity.
Laundry would not be done, food would not be cooked and other areas of my life would be lacking. Ive had to make my own decision. With noses flared and disappointed tones, my loved ones would tell me that I should go back to school, but I knew what the result would be. So I waited
Now that I am back in school, I’ve determined that my schooling will not suck the life out of me so that I cannot take care of my family.
If you want to know my opinion. What would I tell a mom that was facing this daunting dilemma? I’d tell her to be realistic about your desires and you abilities. Don’t overwhelm yourself or allow others to dictate what you should do. The fact is that some will look up to you and some will look down at you. Others will stare you straight in the face as I am and encourage you to be the best mom and woman that you can be whether you work or stay home. No matter what give it, mothering, all that you’ve got.