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Working Moms Versus Stay at Home Moms

Lil Links: Do Working Moms Have It Harder?

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Tigger10002 Tigger10002 5 years
I would really honestly like to know how. I think we all have it hard personally. But for SAHM at least for me I am constantly picking up after 2 Little One's. Keeping them entertained, managing the house, getting dinner on the table on time for everyone. I don't see how your houses get filthy or messy when no on is in them for those extra 8 hours. I can't hardly pee alone , or write this post even without being interrupted a good 10 times. At least at work you all can get a break go out without your kids and eat a HOT meal. Most of the time I get to eat standing while refliling milk cups and filling up plates.
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
Working moms have it much harder. But I do find now that I stay at home I do not get as much of the adult interaction I really need and find myself going a little crazy now and then (especially when cooped inside in winter time).
amandachalynn amandachalynn 7 years
I'm currently a stay at home mom, but I've been a working mom. It is much harder than staying at home. Added to Imweddin's comment, there's the working mom guilt. Guilt that you can't volunteer for every class party. Guilt that you can't be at home when your child gets out of school. Guilt that they're in child care, and worst of all, the guilt that comes with the dirty looks many stay at home mothers give you when you bring brownies but forget the plates. I will never make another mom feel bad about something like that, because we're all doing the best we can.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
YES. As per imweddin's comment above. Try adding 8 extra working hours to your day, and see if your life would be harder than someone who doesn't have the extra 8 hours tacked on.
imweddin imweddin 7 years
UMMMM to answer that question in a word ~ yes. Think about it - a working mother cares for her children the same way a stay at home mom does, and takes care of the house, etc. but does that with 8+ fewer hours in the day (the time she's at work/commuting et cetera) So don't for a second say that stay at home moms have it harder. They can get all their stuff done during the day (especially while kids are at school) and then have entire evenings to spend time with family.
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